Security at the Centre of Post 2000 EU–Africa Relations
At the 2007 Africa—8European Union (EU) summit, a Joint Africa–EU Strategy (JAES) was agreed upon that defined the long-term policy orientation between the two continents. A partnership in peace and security (JAES P&S) received a prominent place within the Strategy. 2017 is a special year for the continent-to-continent relationship since it marks up its 10th anniversary. Understanding the outcome of the JAES P&S one needs to assess and analyse on the one hand, the role that ideas (such as e.g. the paradigm changes in the conceptualisation of security, its nexus to development and regional integration) had on informing the standing up of JAES P&S, and on the other hand analyse the inter-institutional interactions needed in the implementation of this partnership.
KeywordsAfrica/african union EU Regional security JAES P&S
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