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Jakten på den afrikanska regionaliseringen

Eriksson, Christoffer LU (2011) STVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This bachelor thesis deals with regionalization in southern Africa and how these processes have been affected by the ongoing negotiations on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). The starting point of the thesis is the Cotonou Agreement and the subsequent negotiations that took place between the EU and its former colonies. The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of EPAs on regionalization processes in southern Africa. The analysis shows that the impact has been significant. New negotiating groups have been created without regards to existing regional network which have created overlapping regional systems. As a result, several earlier regionalization projects have come off. This is in direct contrast to the stated goal that... (More)
This bachelor thesis deals with regionalization in southern Africa and how these processes have been affected by the ongoing negotiations on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). The starting point of the thesis is the Cotonou Agreement and the subsequent negotiations that took place between the EU and its former colonies. The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of EPAs on regionalization processes in southern Africa. The analysis shows that the impact has been significant. New negotiating groups have been created without regards to existing regional network which have created overlapping regional systems. As a result, several earlier regionalization projects have come off. This is in direct contrast to the stated goal that the EU had with the EPA negotiations; to make it easier for regions to integrate and become stronger. (Less)
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author
Eriksson, Christoffer LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En studie i hur de ekonomiska partnerskapsavtalen påverkar regionaliseringsprocesser i södra Afrika.
course
STVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Cotonou agreement, international relations, negotiations, EU, Economic Partnership Agreements, Africa, regionalization., ACP
language
Swedish
id
1856970
date added to LUP
2011-04-20 09:08:30
date last changed
2011-04-20 09:08:30
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  abstract     = {This bachelor thesis deals with regionalization in southern Africa and how these processes have been affected by the ongoing negotiations on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). The starting point of the thesis is the Cotonou Agreement and the subsequent negotiations that took place between the EU and its former colonies. The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of EPAs on regionalization processes in southern Africa. The analysis shows that the impact has been significant. New negotiating groups have been created without regards to existing regional network which have created overlapping regional systems. As a result, several earlier regionalization projects have come off. This is in direct contrast to the stated goal that the EU had with the EPA negotiations; to make it easier for regions to integrate and become stronger.},
  author       = {Eriksson, Christoffer},
  keyword      = {Cotonou agreement,international relations,negotiations,EU,Economic Partnership Agreements,Africa,regionalization.,ACP},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Jakten på den afrikanska regionaliseringen},
  year         = {2011},
}