Africa–EU relations and natural resource governance: understanding African agency in historical and contemporary perspective

Hans Otto Frøland, Duncan Money
This article examines the changing forms of African agency in the context of contestations over natural resource governance with the European Union. The authors argue that EU policy is motivated by material self-interest but that it has not been able to successfully implement these policies. The way these policies have been challenged by African states has changed, however. The authors argue that a crucial context for this is the failure of the New International Economic Order in the 1970s. The
more » ... failure of these initiatives helps to explain why the impetus for natural resource governance continues to come from outside the African continent.
doi:10.17613/7w6q-9317 fatcat:6z2fznbqvzgjppmcqqgkaslqci