Africa in 21st Century US and EU Agendas

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This book investigates issues pertaining to the US and EU agendas in Africa since the dawn of the new century. It discusses how the African continent has featured within the US and EU foreign policy agendas, by looking at ensuing gaps between a rhetoric that claimed to have put Africa within the high politics agenda and the reality. The case studies analyse the reasons for the very different acknowledgements of USAFRICOM and JAES P&S, even though both policies state to aim the same: support Africa in tackling its own security concerns. The book concludes with a deliberation on which of the two outlooks seems to offer an appropriate approach to the context and which offers pragmatic solutions.

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Lola Raich has studied in UK, US, Italy and Austria. She teaches graduate and undergraduate classes at the Political Sciences Department, University of Vienna. Her teaching/research interests include Comparative Politics, Regional/International Security, as well as EU/US peace and security agendas.

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Contents: Africa since 2000 – US Foreign Policy since 2000 – EU Actorness – Hard/Soft/Smart and Civilian/Normative Power – Security-Development Nexus – Comparative analysis of EU/US Foreign Policy Agendas in Africa – Comparative analysis of the standing-up and implementation of EU/US Peace and Security Policies in Africa.
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