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EU Migration Policy Towards Africa: Demographic Logics and Colonial Legacies
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0497-473X
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2007-3736
2015 (English)In: Postcolonial Transitions in Europe: Contexts, Practices and Politics / [ed] Sandra Ponzanesi and Gianmaria Colpani, London: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015, 47-67 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter analyzes current EU–African migration policy, but argues that it must be understood in its historical context. Whereas migration today is to be managed in the framework of a EU–African partnership model built on equality and mutual ‘win–win’ dynamics, a closer look at the history of EU–African migration reveals striking parallels between past and present. From the 1920s onward, the migration policies devised within various frameworks of European integration have been shaped by demographic projections. Each time demography has governed European migration policy vis–à–vis Africa, what has first been introduced as a mutual interest has quickly been transformed into a geopolitical relationship, where one partner has channeled migration to its own benefit. It is thus argued that unless scholars start to attend to European integration’s crucial colonial history, current power asymmetries between the ‘partners’ will not only remain obscure, we will also fail to recognize the continued currency of colonial ideology in the EU’s African relations.

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London: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015. 47-67 p.
Series
, Frontiers of the Political
Keyword [en]
colonialism; demography; Eurafrica; EU–African Partnership; geopolitics; migration
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International Migration and Ethnic Relations History Globalization Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121871ISBN: 978-1-78348-446-1 (Paperback)ISBN: 978-1-78348-445-4 (Hardcover)ISBN: 978-1-78348-447-8 (e-book)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121871DiVA: diva2:860303
Available from: 2015-10-12 Created: 2015-10-12 Last updated: 2015-10-19

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