Re-imagining France's policies toward Africa in the twenty-first century

SOURCE: France's Africa relations: domination, continuity and contradiction
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.A.Check, K.G.Adar, A.Wingo
SOURCE EDITOR(S): N.Check, K.Adar, A.Wingo
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, COLONIES, FOREIGN POLICY, FRANCE, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, TWENTY FIRST CENTURY
DEPARTMENT: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10955

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Abstract

France is perhaps the only 'super power' to have a special relationship with its former colonies on the African continent, According to Schraeder, irrespective of the ideological angle from which France is led at any given time, French policy makers have consistently claimed that historical links and geographical proximity justify placing Francophone Africa within France's sphere of influence.