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Out of Africa: the energy-development nexus

Hadfield, A. (2015) Out of Africa: the energy-development nexus In: The European Union in Africa: Incoherent Policies, Asymmetrical Partnership, Declining relevance? Manchester University Press, pp. 209-237. ISBN 978-1-7849-9387-0

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This chapter explores how effectively the energy-development nexus contributed to the coherence and consistency of the overall EU foreign policy. It suggests that energy sectors in developing countries and development policy in general have two key features in common: capacity building and sustainability. The chapter contributes to the burgeoning interest in the area by assessing the role of energy in Africa (subsistence, climate change and export potential). It looks in detail at the extant energy-development policy nexus within EU-ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) development strategies such as the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES), and the role of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). In its market aspects, energy is a core shared competence, where the EU implements market mechanisms to encourage liberal trade and enhanced competition. The chapter concludes by considering the overall impact that development and energy security have upon the coherence and consistency of EU foreign policy.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Politics
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Date : 1 November 2015
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 19 Feb 2019 18:49
Last Modified : 19 Feb 2019 18:49

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