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The EU-Africa migration partnership: an assessment of African leverage

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The chapter explores the extent to which the EU’s migration dialogue with African countries has impacted on its relations with the continent. More specifically, it looks at how the scope of influence of two major migration countries in West Africa, namely Senegal and Ghana, has been affected by the EU’s engagement on migration. It will be demonstrated that despite the intensification of dialogue with African countries, the EU faces constraints in conducting this dialogue. These constraints negatively affect the EU’s ability to be an effective actor in migration negotiations with African countries. Some African governments, aware of the constraints the EU, have been successful firstly in repositioning the migration agenda in favour of development rather than purely focusing on migration control, and secondly, that they have been successful in driving and establishing ownership over joint cooperation schemes. While the EU’s migration policy towards Africa has been characterised as geared exclusively towards a politics of control, the evolution of the migration agenda towards a more comprehensive approach considering the interests of destination countries can be partially attributed to the leadership of some African governments.

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http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/29127/

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