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Empowering Africa: normative power in EU-Africa relations

Abstract:

The EU's identity construction as a normative power has often been described as a practice by which the EU portrays itself as a force for good while at the same time depicting other actors as inferior, thereby disempowering them rhetorically. In contrast to this, our findings indicate that in its relations to Sub-Saharan Africa, the EU intends to empower African countries by referring to them in a framework of solidarity and partnership. We trace this mechanism of empowering by analysing how ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Role:
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Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Journal of European Public Policy
Volume:
Vol. 15, 4
Pages:
607-623
Publication date:
2008-07-01
URN:
uuid:13157d76-02dc-4fd3-adb0-f61106c6fc97
Source identifiers:
312
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