Africa Consensus: New Interests, Initiatives, and Partners
In the past, the world scrambled for Africa to win slaves, territory, and resources. Today, the world scrambles with Africa to do business in global markets. In Africa Consensus: New Interests, Initiatives, and Partners, Ludger Kühnhardt argues that new African politics, African regional institutions, and global demand for partnerships for trade and security will lead the continent to new relationships with the United States, the European Union, China, India, Brazil, and other emerging economies.
Kühnhardt reviews the history of Africa’s international status and employs the rising African Union’s own identified “intervention areas” to analyze challenges and possibilities: peace and security; development, integration, and cooperation; shared values; and institution- and capacity-building.
Ludger Kühnhardt is director of the Center for European Integration Studies and professor of political science at the University of Bonn, Germany. He was a public policy scholar at the Wilson Center in 2012.