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Title The ACP Group and the EU development partnership : beyond the North-South debate / edited by Annita Montoute, Kudrat Virk.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]

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Series Springer Political Science and International Studies eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents List of Figures ; List of Tables ; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations ; Part I: Historical Foundations of the ACP-EU Relationship; Chapter 1: Introduction; Historical Context: Evolution of the ACP-EU Relationship; Main Issues in the ACP-EU Relationship; Shifting Strategies and Interests; The Nature and Role of Development in the ACP-EU Relationship; The Impact of the ACP-EU Partnership on ACP Regional Integration; The Challenge of Asymmetries Between the ACP and the EU; Political Issues in the ACP-EU Relationship; Outline of the Book; Notes.
Chapter 2: A History of the ACP-EU Relationship: The Origins and Spirit of LoméFrom Yaoundé to Lomé; Lomé and the Birth of the ACP; The Life of Lomé; From Lomé to Cotonou; Concluding Reflections; Notes; Part II: An Anatomy of the ACP-EU Relationship; Chapter 3: The EU and Africa: The Political Economy of an Asymmetrical Partnership; Africa-EU Trade: From Lomé to Cotonou; Africa-EU Economic Partnership Agreements; African Opposition to the Economic Partnership Agreements; The Role of Development Assistance in Africa-EU Relations; Political Aspects of the Africa-EU Relationship.
Concluding ReflectionsNotes; Chapter 4: The EU and the Caribbean: The Necessity of Unity; From CARICOM to CARIFORUM; From Lomé to Cotonou; Trends in the EU-Caribbean Relationship; The EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement; Flawed Negotiations; Absence of an Effective Development Dimension; Surrender of Policy Space; Impact on Regional Integration; Onerous Implementation; The Future of Caribbean-EU Relations; Caribbean-ACP Relations; A Caribbean Perspective on the Future of ACP-EU Relations; Concluding Reflections; Notes.
Chapter 5: The EU and the Pacific: A Tale of Unfulfilled ExpectationsThe Challenges of Pacific Regional Integration; Geography and Composition of the Region; Political Dynamics in the Region: The Role of Australia and New Zealand; Implementation of Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreements in the Region; National Interests; The Future of Pacific Regionalism; The Development of Sub-Regionalism; The Reconfiguring of Pacific Regionalism; EU-Pacific ACP Relations; Concluding Reflections; Notes; Part III: ACP Experiences with the Economic Partnership Agreements.
Chapter 6: The Economic Partnership Agreements: An African PerspectiveTaking the Broad View: Africa and the EPAs; Trade Liberalisation and Development; Access to Natural Resources; Different Interpretations of the Development Component; Policy Space; "WTO Plus" Components; Tax Regime; Implications for Regional Integration in Africa; Contentious Provisions in the EPAs; Concluding Reflections; Notes; Chapter 7: South Africa, the EU, and the SADC Group Economic Partnership Agreement: Through the Negotiating Lens; The Shifting Sands of the Global Economy.
Summary This book is a systematic and critical assessment of the nature, evolution, and prospects of the development partnership between the 79-member African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) group of states and the 28-member European Union (EU). This partnership - the most comprehensive of its kind - remains an important framework for addressing development challenges in the ACP regions. But, in order to sustain its relevance and effectiveness, it needs to adapt to an evolving global order characterised by the rise of new powers in the global South such as China, India, and Brazil, as well as internal developments in both the ACP and the EU. This is crucial for the ACP group, in particular, given its core focus on development cooperation with Europe. The authors in this volume examine the history of the ACP-EU partnership since 1975; the EU's relationship with the African, Caribbean, and Pacific regions individually; ACP experiences with economic partnership agreements (EPAs) with the EU; and new political issues such as security, migration, and diasporas. Shedding light on the future prospects of this partnership, this book will be of interest to both scholars and policymakers working on ACP-EU relations and related development issues, including trade, aid, security, and migration.
Other author Montoute, Annita, editor.
Virk, Kudrat, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject ACP Group.
European Union.
Economic development.
Political science.
International relations.
International economic relations.
Comparative government.
European Union countries.
Electronic books.
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