Type
Livre
Titre
Contemporary French Security Policy in Africa : On Ideas and Wars
Dans
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Auteur(s)
ERFORTH Benedikt - Sciences Po Paris - Institut d'études politiques de Paris (IEP Paris) (Auteur)
Centre de recherches internationales (Editeur scientifique)
Éditeur
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan
Collection
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Pages
218 p.
ISBN
9783030175801
Mots clés
France, security policy, foreign policy, Africa
Résumé
EN
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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