1st Edition

Africa-Europe Relationships A Multistakeholder Perspective

Edited By Raffaele Marchetti Copyright 2020
    200 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    200 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The relationships between Africa and Europe are of high strategic importance. This volume studies the ongoing dynamics between the two continents by adopting a pluralist understanding of international relations which encompasses non-state actors as well as states.

    Going beyond pure intergovernmentalism, this focus of this book is on activists, business people, religious believers, local politicians as well as transnational networks and by hybrid coalitions. Such plurality of socio-economic and political interactions underpinning the relationship between Africa and Europe is underexamined and yet of great importance. The text identifies new patterns of cooperation and recurrent obstacles in the African-European multistakeholder dynamics, thus opening the way for a more accurate understanding of the future relationship between Africa and Europe.

    This book brings African and European reflections together, on an equal standing, in order to achieve a true dialogue among civilizations. This book is aimed at all those who are interested in African-European relationships, including students and researchers, as well as activists, business people, civil servant and functionaries at local and national level.

    1. A more encompassing understanding of the Africa-European relationship
    Raffaele Marchetti

    Civil society organizations
    2. European-South African elite collaboration, balanced by civil society solidarity
    Patrick Bond
    3. Mission, Development and ‘Reverse Mission’ in Europe-Africa Religious Relations
    Dena Freeman
    4. The Role of Think Tanks between Africa and the EU
    Silvia Menegazzi
    5. The Exacerbation of Community Confinement: Involved Social Forces and Effects on the Euro-African State Relationship
    Belkacem Iratni 

    Business organizations
    6. Bi-continental Encounters for Fairer ACP-EU trade? Assessing Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives
    Mark Langan
    7. Sleeping Beauty Awakens. Africa rise and the new deal with international energy stakeholders
    Lapo Pistelli
    8. The evolution (2000-2017) and proposed future scenarios of EU Africa Relations in Technological innovation: A multi-stakeholder perspective
    Robert Mudida 

    9. Eurafrica reconsidered: Europe and African leaders in historical perspectives
    Véronique Dimier and Giuliana Gliottone
    10. Integration Dynamics between the African Union (AU) and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in light of a newly oriented Euro-African Geopolitics
    Marco Massoni
    11. Entangled regions: how multiple interregionalisms reshape Central Africa
    Frank Mattheis
    12. Cities in the Africa-Europe Interaction
    Elena De Nictolis


    Raffaele Marchetti is Deputy Rector for Internationalization and Associate Professor in International Relations at the Department of Political Science and the School of Government of LUISS, Italy. His research interest concerns global politics and governance, hybrid and city diplomacy, transnational civil society, (cyber-)security and political risk, and democracy. His most recent publications include Government–NGO Relationships in Africa, Asia, Europe and MENA (Routledge, 2018) and Debating Migration to Europe: Welfare vs Identity (Routledge, 2017).