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Why Europe Intervenes in Africa : Security Prestige and the Legacy of Colonialism.

Author: Catherine Gegout
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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Gegout's book offers a sharp rebuke to those who believe that altruism is the guiding principle of Western intervention in Africa.
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Gegout, Catherine.
Why Europe Intervenes in Africa : Security Prestige and the Legacy of Colonialism.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Gegout
ISBN: 9780190911478 0190911476
OCLC Number: 1027163909
Description: 1 online resource (416 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations and Tables; Introduction; Theorizing European Military Intervention; Security, Prestige and the Weight of Neo-colonialism; A New Light on Intervention, and Rejection of Eurocentrism; Research Design and Methodology; Context: Conflict and Politics in Africa; 1. A Theory of European Military Intervention; Defining Military Intervention; Realism; Constructivism; Post-colonialism; 2. Historical Background; Colonialism or â#x80;#x98;Robbery with Violenceâ#x80;#x99. Post-Decolonization: Europeâ#x80;#x99;s Protected Zones of Influence3. Actors in Military Intervention: A Global Perspective; The Developing Role of African Actors; Increasing UN Presence; The Rising Influence of China; The United States and Military Expansion; 4. The Persistence of the French Pré Carré; La Francafrique, French Exceptionalism; A Substantial Military Presence; Neo-colonial Constraints, Convenient Relations and Prestige; 5. The United Kingdom: the Colonial Legacy, and International Prestige; Limited Economic and Diplomatic Presence; Multilateral Military Intervention. Â#x80;#x98;Africa for Africansâ#x80;#x99; and International Legitimacy6. The European Union: Indifference, Security and Economic Interests, Prestige; Massive Aid and Waning Trade; The Rise of Security Diplomacy and Civilian Crisis Management; Minimal Military Intervention; Prestige, Security and Waning of Neo-colonialism; 7. European Intervention in Africa: the Past and the Future; A Summary of Findings; Conditions for Future Interventions, and Implications for Africa; Appendix. Situating â#x80;#x98;Why Europe Intervenes in Africaâ#x80;#x99; in the Literature; Bibliography; Index.

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Gegout's book offers a sharp rebuke to those who believe that altruism is the guiding principle of Western intervention in Africa.

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