Accession Number:

ADA470064

Title:

The European Union's Policy Regarding Peace and Security in Sub-Saharan Africa Since the End of the Cold War: Concepts and Implementation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

193.0

Abstract:

This thesis analyzes the policy of the European Union EU towards sub-Saharan Africa since the end of the Cold War. The main research question is as follows Has EU policy toward Africa changed fundamentally, and, if so, what are the motivating factors The thesis argues that there has been a paradigmatic change in the EUs Africa policy. Especially since the formation of the European Security and Defense Policy ESDP in 1999, the EU has become more active and capable in implementing its missions in the region. The author looks first at basic guiding documents, especially the European Security Strategy and the EU Strategy for Africa EUSFA, to trace the evolution of the EUs concepts. Then he investigates institutional, military, and civilian crisis management capacities available today to operate in that region. A case study of the EUs intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2003-2006 analyzes the scope and effectiveness of the EUs actions. It is shown that the EU has a unique variety of instruments available that enable it to operate in a broad mission spectrum. Military and civilian operations complement one another. The EUs policy is guided by its norms, by a new threat perception, and by Frances national interests in that region.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE