Contemporary French security policy in Africa : on ideas and wars
- Benedikt Erforth.
- Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
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- xvii, 218 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
- CERI series in international relations and political economy.
- Erforth, Benedikt, author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-214) and index.
- Chapter 1: Introduction: France's New Interventionism in Africa
- Chapter 2: Ever Just the Same? French Foreign and Security Policy in Africa
- Chapter 3: Agents, Structures, and Ideas
- Chapter 4: Securitizing Mali: No Free Ride for Terrorists in Francophone Africa
- Chapter 5: Avoiding a Second Rwanda: Peacekeeping in the Central African Republic
- Chapter 6: After the Storm .
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Despite efforts to normalize its post-colonial relationship and the downsizing of its permanent military presence, France remains a sought-after security provider in Africa. This book uncovers individual and collective motivations that drive French foreign and security policy in Africa. It explains French interventionism by drawing on actors' subjective perceptions of reality and seeks to answer why French decision-makers are ready to accept the considerable risks and costs involved in guaranteeing the security of African countries. Adopting an actor-centric constructivist ontology, the author traces the emergence and subsequent development of ideas throughout the decision-making processes that led to Operation Serval in Mali and Operation Sangaris in the Central African Republic.
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- The Sciences Po series in international relations and political economy
- 9783030175801 (hardcover)
- 3030175804 (hardcover)
- 9783030175818 (electronic book)
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