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Charting Transformation through Security: Contemporary EU-Africa Relations


Haastrup T (2014) Charting Transformation through Security: Contemporary EU-Africa Relations. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

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.

EU-Africa relations, New Institutionalism, African Peace and Security Architecture, EU external relations, regional security governance, interregionalism

FundersUniversity of Kent
Publication date04/10/2014
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
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Place of publicationLondon