Eu and Africa - Adekeye Adebajo (Paperback)

From Eurafrique to Afro-Europa

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A collection that assesses the relationship between the EU and Africa. The contributors look specifically at how the baggage of the 'Eurafrique' colonial past can be shed once and for all.

Product Details

Barcode
9781849041713
Department
Books
Released
31 Jul 2012
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Adekeye Adebajo (Editor)
Kaye Whiteman (Editor)
Subtitle
From Eurafrique to Afro-Europa
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
320
Dimensions
216 x 144 x 34mm (694g)

Summary

This book offers a holistic and comprehensive assessment of the European Union's (EU) relations with Africa focusing on their historical, political, socio-economic, and cultural dimensions. In the high imperial period from the nineteenth century, some in Europe advocated the idea of EurafriqueA" - a formula for putting Africa's resources at the disposal of Europe's industries. After tracing Europe's historical attempts to remodel relations following African independence from the 1960s and Europe's own quest for unity, the book examines the current strategic dimensions of the relationship. Most especially, contributors examine the place of Africa in the EU's need for global partnerships. Key topics discussed include trade and investment, security and governance, migration and identity, and the historical legacy on the current relationship. The volume closely analyses the key European players in Africa - France, Britain, Portugal, and the Nordics - within the context of the EU. Finally, it examines Europe's controversial immigration policies and complex relations with the Maghreb and Mediterranean, as well as perceptions of past and current European identity. The study concludes that Africa and Europe still appear not to have escaped fully the burdens of history, and examines the feasibility of elaborating and practising, in future, an Afro-EuropaA": a new relationship defined by genuine equality, partnership, and mutual self-interest between both continents-and one that finally sheds the baggage of the EurafriqueA" past.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Politics/Intl Relations
BISAC Subject 1
Political Science / International Relations / General
BIC Classification 5
European history
Dewey Classification
325.3604
Readership
Tertiary Education (US: College)

Author Bio

Adekeye Adebajo is Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in Cape Town, South Africa. He is the author of, inter alia, The Curse of Berlin: Africa After the Cold War (Hurst, 2010); and UN Peacekeeping in Africa (2011). Kaye Whiteman is a journalist/writer on African affairs. He is currently a London-based editorial adviser to Business Day (Nigeria) and writes for The Guardian, The Annual Register, Afrique Asie and Geopolitique Africaine. Between 2001 and 2003, he was based at Business Day in Lagos, Nigeria. He was formerly, for seventeen years, variously Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of the London-based weekly magazine West Africa.