74659 - EUROPE AND AFRICA: COOPERATION AND SECURITY

Scheda insegnamento

  • Docente Arrigo Pallotti

  • Crediti formativi 8

  • SSD SPS/13

  • Modalità di erogazione In presenza (Convenzionale)

  • Lingua di insegnamento Inglese

  • Orario delle lezioni dal 21/02/2018 al 17/05/2018

Anno Accademico 2017/2018

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

At the end of the course students will know the main policies and institutions of the EU-partnership in the fields of security and development cooperation, within the framework of the international debate on these topics. In particular, students will be able to: analyze the contemporary literature concerning the political and military relations between the EU and Africa; discuss and contextualize the main global and regional processes of transformation defining the relations between the EU and Africa, - understand the historical evolution of the UE-Africa security and development cooperation ; organize and retrieve bibliographic and documentary sources using libraries and web materials.

Programma/Contenuti

The first part of the course will analyze the historical framework of African-European relations since the late 19th century. Emphasis will be put on patterns of colonial domination and the decolonization process. Relations between African and European countries during the Cold War will be also examined, and a specific attention will be devoted to the evolution of Africa-France relations and the role of the Western countries in decolonization of Southern Africa and the fight against apartheid South Africa. The second part of the course will examine the aims, instruments and outcomes of the development cooperation between the African governments and the European Union since the early 1960s. The third part of the course will analyze relations between Africa and Europe in the post-Cold War era. In particular, European policies aimed at the promotion of democracy and human rights, the prevention and resolution of violent conflicts and the promotion of economic development and poverty reduction in Africa will be scrutinized. The fourth part of the course will be devoted to the study of the "new scramble" for African natural resources and its multiple political and economic effects.

Testi/Bibliografia

Compulsory reading: 

E. Schmidt, Foreign Intervention in Africa.From the Cold War to the War on Terror, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013.

A. Adebajo, K. Whiteman (eds), The EU and Africa. From Euroafrique to Afro-Europa, London, Hurst & C., 2012.

H. Solomon, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Africa, Basingstoke, Palgrave. 2015.

 

Reading for students not attending classes

A. Adebajo, K. Whiteman (eds), The EU and Africa. From Euroafrique to Afro-Europa, London, Hurst & C., 2012.

A. Adebajo, The Curse of Berlin. Africa after the Cold War, London, Hurst & C., 2010.

E. Schmidt, Foreign Intervention in Africa.From the Cold War to the War on Terror, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013.

T. Chafer, The end of the Empire in French West Africa: France's successful decolonization?, Oxford, Berg, 2002.

H. Solomon, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Africa, Basingstoke, Palgrave. 2015.

Metodi didattici

Lectures.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

The final exam will be an oral examination.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

power-point

Orario di ricevimento

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