Doctoral thesis

La coercition économique de l'union européenne sur le continent africain vecteur de l'affirmation d'un acteur international complexe

ContributorsAjabli, Nora
Number of pages523
Imprimatur date2024-05-08
Defense date2023-12-15

Within the framework of a renewed approach to economic constraint instruments, based on the normative and political dynamics borrowed from Euro-African relations, encompassing North and sub-Saharan Africa, from the colonial period to the present day, The study addresses all major issues related to Africa’s development (good governance, migration, democratic principles, multipolar competition, South-South cooperation), as a regional entity with a specific place for the EU.

In contrast with other readings of economic sanctions mechanisms, the objective of this thesis is not to determine the impact of the constraint on the target, but to understand in what proportion its exercise by the European Union in Africa has enabled it to progress towards the affirmation of its status as a global actor, capable to go beyond the image of a civil-normative power, by mobilizing hard power instruments, to defend its interests.

This analysis exposes in the end, that the normative process implemented by the European Union to manage African affairs is actually at the center of the European evolution towards a common external action and a more integrated foreign policy, allowing the emergence of a common influence strategy beyond its borders.

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AJABLI, Nora. La coercition économique de l’union européenne sur le continent africain vecteur de l’affirmation d’un acteur international complexe. 2024. doi: 10.13097/archive-ouverte/unige:177321
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