This book provides various examples showing how Europe and Africa can be conceptualized and researched as a single macro-area connected by interrelated, global and multilevel dynamics.What types of relations characterize Europe and Africa today? The nature of the connections is neither clear nor unilinear: rather, they appear dialectical, multifaceted and pointing in different directions. This edited book explores narratives, contemporary dynamics and historical legacies demonstrating the long-standing relations between the continents, suggesting that the entangled Euro-African relations in multiple fields should be intended as a permanent condition for any analyses. The authors provide various evidence of the fact that the two continents are deeply part of shared but uneven structures of global wealth and power. Within those structures, certain dynamics are constantly produced and reproduced, yet new opportunities to subvert existing relations have also emerged recently. Hence, instead of proposing conceptual premises holding Africa and Europe as separate regions that get in touch at specific moments in time, be it colonialism, the Cold War, globalization, migration, this book critically considers that each of the matters explored is anything but an episode in a more complex, intertwined story that ultimately represents the explanatory framework for present Euro-African relations.
Marco Zoppi is Research Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna.
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Introduction: Europe and Africa: A Tight Embrace, Marco Zoppi
1. Where is Africa’s Future? The Potential of Intra-Continental and Intra-Regional Mobility, Irene Pasini, Claudia Natali and Federico Soda
2. Bridging the Europe-Africa Divide on and through Human Rights, Fidèle Ingiyimbere
3. EU-Africa Partnerships: Discursive Disruptions and Connections, Kudakwashe Chirambwi
4. The Small-Scale Native Growers’ Responses on the Colonial Rule Policies over Coffee Farming in Kagera Region, Tanzania, Somo M.L. Seimu
5. The Western European Union and European Politics in The Nigerian Civil War: The Italian Experience, 1967-1970, Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus
6. “Italiani d’Africa”: Self Perception and Self Portrait of the Italo-Libyan between 1943 and 1970, Beatrice Falcucci
7. White Murder and Attachments in Colonial and Post-Colonial Kenya, Giusi Russo
8. Between Decolonization and the CPLP: Relations between Portugal and the New Portuguese-Speaking African States through Government Programs, Pedro Ponte e Sousa and Cíntia Martins
9. How Spaniards Related to Sub-Saharans: A Long History of Marginal Connections, Alicia Campos Serrano and Silvia Almenara-Niebla
10. African Fishery, European Markets: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in West Africa, Marco Zoppi
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