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.
Table of Contents
1. A more encompassing understanding of the Africa-European relationship
Civil society organizations
2. European-South African elite collaboration, balanced by civil society solidarity
3. Mission, Development and ‘Reverse Mission’ in Europe-Africa Religious Relations
4. The Role of Think Tanks between Africa and the EU
5. The Exacerbation of Community Confinement: Involved Social Forces and Effects on the Euro-African State Relationship
6. Bi-continental Encounters for Fairer ACP-EU trade? Assessing Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives
7. Sleeping Beauty Awakens. Africa rise and the new deal with international energy stakeholders
8. The evolution (2000-2017) and proposed future scenarios of EU Africa Relations in Technological innovation: A multi-stakeholder perspective
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
11. Entangled regions: how multiple interregionalisms reshape Central Africa
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).