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The limits of the EU’s external dimension of migration in Africa

countries has become a crucial part of the external dimension of the EU’s migration policy, or rather the integration of migration policy with traditional foreign policy domains such as development, trade and security, and the establishment of cooperation mechanisms between receiving and sending countries. Both the EU and African side recognise that through a coherent and coordinated policy of ‘joint migration management’, migration can be beneficial for both sides.1 The EU’s intensification of migration dialogue with migrant-­sending countries is evidence to the changing

in The European Union in Africa
Community engagement and lifelong learning

In this broad sweep, Mayo explores dominant European discourses of higher education, in the contexts of different globalisations and neoliberalism, and examines its extension to a specific region. It explores alternatives in thinking and practice including those at the grassroots, also providing a situationally grounded project of university–community engagement. Signposts for further directions for higher education lifelong learning, with a social justice purpose, are provided.

Interests, altruism and cooperation

3 The EU’s Africa policy between the US and China: interests, altruism and cooperation Gorm Rye Olsen Africa’s international position has changed significantly since the beginning of the twenty-­first century. This has very much to do with the rise of China as a global power but it also has to do with the strongly increased American interest in Africa. For some, these changes have challenged the prominent position that Europe has had on the continent for decades. The official rhetoric of the Chinese government is that the Chinese–African relationship is not a

in The European Union in Africa
Social and cultural modernity beyond the nation-state

German philosopher Jürgen Habermas has written extensively on the European Union. This is the only in-depth account of his project. Published now in a second edition to coincide with the celebration of his ninetieth birthday, a new preface considers Habermas’s writings on the eurozone and refugee crises, populism and Brexit, and the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.

Placing an emphasis on the conception of the EU that informs Habermas’s political prescriptions, the book is divided into two main parts. The first considers the unfolding of 'social modernity' at the level of the EU. Among the subjects covered are Habermas's concept of juridification, the latter's affinities with integration theories such as neofunctionalism, and the application of Habermas's democratic theory to the EU. The second part addresses 'cultural modernity' in Europe – 'Europessimism' is argued to be a subset of the broader cultural pessimism that assailed the project of modernity in the late twentieth century, and with renewed intensity in the years since 9/11.

Interdisciplinary in approach, this book engages with European/EU studies, critical theory, political theory, international relations, intellectual history, comparative literature, and philosophy. Concise and clearly written, it will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals with an interest in these disciplines, as well as to a broader readership concerned with the future of Europe

Place, space and discourse
Editors: Christine Agius and Dean Keep

Identity is often regarded as something that is possessed by individuals, states, and other agents. In this edited collection, identity is explored across a range of approaches and under-explored case studies with a view to making visible its fractured, contingent, and dynamic features. The book brings together themes of belonging and exclusion, identity formation and fragmentation. It also examines how identity functions in discourse, and the effects it produces, both materially and in ideational terms. Taking in case studies from Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, the various chapters interrogate identity through formal governing mechanisms, popular culture and place. These studies demonstrate the complex and fluid nature of identity and identity practices, as well as implications for theorising identity.

Security and complex political emergencies instead of development

Deus Pinheiro, who wrote that: ‘development cooperation is indisputably the single most important instrument for an effective policy of peace-building in developing countries’ (Pinheiro, 1999: 5–6). In summary, Africa is of very limited national interest to Europe, apart from, perhaps, France and to some extent the UK. This may explain why the two old colonial powers apparently joined forces towards the end of the 1990s. If Africa is going to have another, more important position within Europe’s overall foreign policy priorities, it has to be explained by the

in EU development cooperation

lower probability of being employed, compared with white UK-born individuals, and while the disadvantage decreased over time for white immigrants it persisted among non-white immigrants. 5 A 2003 study of labour market performance of immigrants in the UK found that individuals of minority ethnic groups, particularly those from Asian, Caribbean and African communities, were significantly less likely to be employed than the white native-born population in the UK, as were white individuals from former Eastern Bloc European countries. 6 An analysis of data on employees

in Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands
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1 Introduction Introduction This book challenges the usual questions asked about immigration policies and provides new answers about the policy-making process. Instead of denouncing immigration policy-making as irrational, incompetent, or even racist, it asks what kinds of ideas and knowledge actually shape and frame policy. The case studies are the UK and Spain, two countries that from quite different backgrounds in terms of immigration policymaking have emerged as major labour importers in the EU since 2000. The research shows why, when, how and where policy

in Managing labour migration in Europe
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– such as the influential APPG on Africa – publish reports into Government policy or particular political issues in Africa; others concern themselves with developing business links between the country and the UK; some attempt to raise awareness of political or development issues relating to the country. Source: Houses of Parliament website:, [cited, 14 March 2008]. Interview with Baroness Jenny Tonge (Liberal Democrat), London, 17 May 2007. Interview with Chris Mullin, MP (Labour), London, 21 March

in Britain and Africa under Blair
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A short history

by the Department for International Development (DFID) since 2006. The 2007 report exemplifies this most clearly in the key findings which include that the survey revealed that ‘the UK public believe poverty in Africa is still an important issue’ and that a majority felt that aid was wasted as a result of corruption (2007: 9). It would appear that the post-colonial representation of Africa is – in keeping with post-structural aesthetics more generally – more pluriform than during previous periodisations. This seems to ring true when looking at campaign

in The African presence