Charting Transformation through Security: Contemporary EU-Africa Relations

Hardcover | October 4, 2013

byToni Haastrup

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This distinctive empirical account analyses security cooperation in the domain of inter-regionalism, identifying the emergence of the African Union (AU) as a regional actor and its implications for contemporary EU-Africa relations.

The book considers the opportunities and constraints of trying to create something new from an existing EU-Africa institution, by focusing on two cases of building the capabilities of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). Examining institutional interactions and decision-making processes between the European Union (EU) and the AU, it provides revealing new insights based on extensive fieldwork and original interviews with European and African officials. Addressing the prospects of true equality, partnership and local ownership, Haastrup explores the potential for the transformation of EU-Africa relations.

This comprehensive and up-to-date account of security cooperation will appeal to scholars in international relations, comparative regionalism, international security and European Union and African Studies.





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This distinctive empirical account analyses security cooperation in the domain of inter-regionalism, identifying the emergence of the African Union (AU) as a regional actor and its implications for contemporary EU-Africa relations.The book considers the opportunities and constraints of trying to create something new from an existing EU...

Toni Haastrup is a Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. She completed her PhD in Politics at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where she also taught. Her current research examines the gender dimensions in EU-Africa inter-regionalism.  
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.7 × 5.76 × 0.7 inPublished:October 4, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230363903

ISBN - 13:9780230363908

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Continuities and Changes in EU-Africa Relations
2. Evaluating a Contemporary Institution: Evolving EU-Africa Relations

3. Regionalising Security: The APSA and External Partners
4. EU Support to the African Standby Force: Amani Africa Cycles
5. Scapegoats and Heroes: Establishing a Small Arms Regime?
6. Change in Motion: Evolution between Layering and Conversion
Conclusion: Transformation Deferred?

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"Charting Transformation through Security superbly fills the glaring gap in scholarship in the security relationship between European Union and the African Union. The EU-AU partnership has been a key component of the EU's security footprint in Africa and Haastrup comprehensively assesses the actors, stakeholders and processes that are key to understanding this relationship." - Richard Whitman, University of Kent, UK   'Haastrup has provided a penetrating analysis of the inter-regionalisation of security cooperation with a focus on the European Union's evolving partnership with Africa. This well-researched and cogently argued book advances our thinking on contemporary manifestations of 'New Institutionalism' and will appeal to officials in the European Union, African Union, United Nations as well as decision-makers, analysts and students of international relations.'- Tim Murithi, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa   "This study provides an excellent analysis of the role that new security considerations have played in the evolving relationship between the European Union and Africa. By looking at the evolution of the relationship from trade and aid agreements to a more comprehensive political arrangement, this book contributes to a better understanding of the complicated nexus between development and security. It is a 'must read' for those interested in debates around the EU as a global actor and the evolution of the African Union, particularly the African Peace and Security Architecture." - Maurizio Carbone, University of Glasgow, UK