From Rivalry to Partnership?: New Approaches to the Challenges of Africa

From Rivalry to Partnership?: New Approaches to the Challenges of Africa

by Gordon Cumming, Tony Chafer

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Overview

'From Rivalry to Partnership' is the first to study a potentially valuable way forward in tackling the challenges of Africa, namely bilateral partnerships. The book evaluates the significance and strength of the emerging Anglo-French partnership and explores how far this and other forms of 'bilateral' and 'bi-multi' cooperation might serve as a valuable alternative or complement to traditional unilateral and multilateral approaches in Africa.

Practitioners, established academic experts as well emerging scholars in the field bring to bear a sophisticated synthesis of neoclassical realism and 'discursive institutionalism' and findings from over 100 research interviews to explore how joint approaches and bilateral partnerships have been used to address the challenges of Africa. In developing this argument, the editors explore:

∗ Anglo-French cooperation in Africa
∗ other bilateral partnerships in Africa, notably the Nordic states and the US
∗ the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership
∗ the China-Africa partnership and its implications for the EU-Africa partnership and for leading European states

Written in a clear and accessible style, 'From Rivalry to Partnership' offers a much needed fresh insight into whether and how bilateral partnerships make a real difference to people's lives on the African continent.'


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409489467
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 03/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Tony Chafer, Director, Centre for European & International Studies Research and Professor of Contemporary French Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK and Dr Gordon Cumming, Reader, School of European Studies, Cardiff University, UK

Tony Chafer, Gordon Cumming, Theresa Callan, Alex Vines, Daniel Bourmaud, Gorm Rye Olsen, Paul D. Williams, Niagalé Bagayoko, Marie V. Gibert, Ian Taylor.


Table of Contents

Contents: First preface: a UK perspective. The December 1998 Saint-Malo declaration on Africa; Second preface: a French perspective. A helping partner at hand; enough to forget old rivalries?; Third preface: an African perspective: divergent views of Anglo-French cooperation. Part I Introduction and Theory: Introduction, Tony Chafer and Gordon Cumming; A theoretical perspective on Northern cooperation in Africa, Theresa Callan. Part II The UK, France and Cooperation in Africa: Africa and the United Kingdom: Labour's legacy, May 1997–May 2010, Alex Vines; From unilateralism to multilateralism: the decline of French power in Africa, Daniel Bourmaud; Britain and France in Africa since Saint-Malo: towards an uneasy partnership?, Gordon Cumming; Anglo-French security cooperation in Africa since Saint-Malo, Tony Chafer. Part III Other Bilateral 'Partnerships': Scandinavian Africa policies: value-based foreign policies between British affinity, French national interests and EU norms, Gorm Rye Olsen; US-UK cooperation in Africa, Paul D. Williams; Franco-American ties: old foes, new friends?, Niagalé Bagayoko. Part IV Working Together on the Ground: The UK and France in the DRC: making their own peace, Gordon Cumming; Anglo-French cooperation vis-à-vis the African Union, Tony Chafer. Part V Other Models of Cooperation: The new European security architecture: an example of 'messy multilateralism'?, Marie V. Gibert; Sino-African relations and the implication for the EU's 'partnership' with Africa, Ian Taylor. Part VI Concluding Remarks: Conclusion: from rivalry to partnership?, Gordon Cumming, Tony Chafer and Theresa Callan; Bibliography; Index.


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