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Title:Africa and the European Union: a strategic partnership
Editor:Mangala, JackISNI
City of publisher:New York, NY
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:1137269464; 9781137269461; 9781137269478
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:European Union
international cooperation
regional security
human rights
economic integration
climate change
Abstract:The Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES), adopted at the second Africa-EU Summit in Lisbon in December 2007 seeks to 'reinvent' Africa-EU relations to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing international environment marked by complex interdependencies, deepening integration, expanding globalization, and growing competition against the backdrop of a tectonic power shift which seems to signal the slow dislocation of the West as the epicentre of world politics. This volume explores the contours, significance and implications of this new stage in Africa-EU relations, as well as the achievements and challenges that have accompanied the implementation of the JAES since the Lisbon Summit. The project of this volume originated from a panel convened on the theme of 'Africa-EU strategic partnership: a four-year appraisal' at the 4th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS4) held in June 2011 at Uppsala University, Sweden. Part I, Setting the context, has contributions by Jack Mangala on the significance and implications of the Africa-EU strategic partnership and on its historical background, institutional architecture and theoretical frameworks. Part II, The partnership in motion, contains contributions about Africa-EU partnership on peace and security (Toni Haastrup), democratic governance and human rights (Jack Mangala), trade and regional integration (Olufemi Babarinde and Stephen Wright), the Millennium Development Goals (Olufemi Babarinde and Stephen Wright), climate change and the environment (Daniela Sicurelli), energy (Michael B. Charles and Benjamin Mwanzia Mulili), and migration, mobility and employment (Jack Mangala). In part III, Perspectives and prospects, two contributions are grouped together: The future of Africa-EU strategy (Erik Lundgaarde) and, Five years after Lisbon: lessons learned and the way forward (Jack Mangala). [ASC Leiden abstract]