Is the EU Model Conducive to Helping Africa? A Critical Assessment

By Yasin Kerem Gümüş.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This study on EU’s strategy for Africa will examine the reasons inspiring EU involvement, the practical methods implemented by the EU in Africa, and finally the overall success of the EU’s approach toward this dynamic relationship. The EU is motivated to help African nations flourish in their own right. Especially in comparison to other world powers the European Union should be recognized for its attempt to improve Africa’s global position in terms independence and self-fulfillment. Despite having a flawed strategy overall, the EU has, at times, positively contributed to improvements in Africa. It is difficult to honour the small successes in healthcare, education and economic stability when the continent remains predominately impoverished. In order for the European Union to successfully help African nations gain prosperity from within, it must develop a strategy based less on economics and more on politics. Though the two are closely tied, a proper political system is vital in achieving a stable economy.

Keywords: EU Politics, Africa, Peace-building, Securitization

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp.141-150. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 746.792KB).

Dr. Yasin Kerem Gümüş

Research Fellow, Sakarya University, Serdivan, Sakarya, Turkey

Dr. Yasin Kerem Gümüş is a research fellow at Sakarya University. His research interests are in European Labour Markets, International Labour Migration and European Social Policies. He is also responsible for conducting EFQM Total Quality Management System in the University. He was a member of the team which brought “2010 National Grand Quality Award” to Sakarya University which became the first University to be granted in Turkey.

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