n Journal of African Union Studies - EU-AU relations in a globalized world : the implications for integration and development of Africa

Volume 4 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2050-4292
  • E-ISSN: 2050-4306


This study primarily focuses on the role of regionalism in the entrenchment or otherwise of regional integration, good governance and African development through a comparative study of the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU). The factors responsible for the successes and challenges of the European Union in its integration efforts and the attempt to globalise it through its operations in Africa on one hand; and the very modest and limited success of the African Union (with or without inspiration from EU) on the other hand will be examined before a conclusion is drawn on whether or the not this inter regional cooperation is serving (or could serve) any purpose in the much debated roles that regionalism is playing in regional integration and development in the 21st Century Africa.

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