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Governance and Limited Statehood
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The EU and China in African Authoritarian Regimes

Domestic Politics and Governance Reforms

Authors: Hackenesch, Christine

  • Provides a theoretically guided in-depth country case analysis of the EU and China's interaction with three African Authoritarian regimes
  • Draws on more than 200 interviews conducted with government officials, business representatives, civil society actors and researchers in three African countries and China as well as with policy-makers in Brussels and selected EU member states
  • Provides the first comprehensive and comparative analysis of the EU and China's engagement with three African countries during the past decade
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This open access book analyses the domestic politics of African dominant party regimes, most notably African governments’ survival strategies, to explain their variance of opinions and responses towards the reforming policies of the EU. The author discredits the widespread assumption that the growing presence of China in Africa has made the EU’s task of supporting governance reforms difficult, positing that the EU’s good governance strategies resonate better with the survival strategies of governments in some dominant party regimes more so than others, regardless of Chinese involvement. Hackenesch studies three African nations – Angola, Ethiopia and Rwanda – which all began engaging with the EU on governance reforms in the early 2000s. She argues that other factors generally identified in the literature, such as the EU good governance strategies or economic dependence of the target country on the EU, have set additional incentives for African governments to not engage on governance reforms. 




About the authors

Christine Hackenesch is Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute (DIE). Her research focuses on EU external relations, Sino–African relations and the domestic politics of African authoritarian regimes. 

Reviews

“This book makes a key and original contribution towards a growing strand of research moving beyond a eurocentric approach to studying EU external relations.” (Jan Orbie, Ghent University, Belgium)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hackenesch, Christine

    Pages 1-19

  • The Initial Puzzle: Why Governments in Dominant Party Systems Engage with the EU on Good Governance Reform, or Not

    Hackenesch, Christine

    Pages 21-48

  • Rwanda

    Hackenesch, Christine

    Pages 49-97

  • Ethiopia

    Hackenesch, Christine

    Pages 99-147

  • Angola

    Hackenesch, Christine

    Pages 149-192

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63591-0
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 29,96 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63590-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The EU and China in African Authoritarian Regimes
Book Subtitle
Domestic Politics and Governance Reforms
Authors
Series Title
Governance and Limited Statehood
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63591-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63591-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63590-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 261
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations
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