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posted on 29.01.2021, 13:50 authored by Giulia PiccolinoGiulia Piccolino
When it comes to development aid, democracy promotion or trade, the European Union (EU) is only one among Africa’s partners. The promotion of regional integration, however, constitutes a very specific feature of the EU’s external policy and of EU-Africa’s relations. This chapter provides an overview of Europe’s role in region-building in Africa since colonisation to the end of the Cold War. It looks at the EU’s promotion of regional integration within the institutional and policy framework laid out by the 2000 Cotonou Agreement and by the 2007 Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES). The chapter explores the way development aid, trade and political dialogue are used by the EU as tools for promoting regionalism. It also looks at the indirect influence of the EU on Africa as a model and as an example of regional integration. The chapter concludes by assessing the current appeal of the EU model of regional integration on Africa and highlighting some future challenges.

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Published in

The Routledge Handbook of EU-Africa Relations

Pages

188-201

Publisher

Routledge

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© Selection and editorial matter the editors, individual chapters, the contributors

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Routledge Handbook of EU-Africa Relations on 31 Dec 2020, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781315170916

Publication date

2020-12-31

ISBN

9781315170916; 9781138047303

Language

en

Editor(s)

Toni Haastrup; Luís Mah; Niall Duggan

Depositor

Dr Giulia Piccolino. Deposit date: 25 January 2021

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