The European Union and Africa: The Restructuring of North-South Relations

This book is an in-depth study of one of the most important agreements in the recent history of EU-developing world relations: the LomE convention--the principles upon which all relations between the states of the European Union and ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) countries are based. Over the course of its 25-year life, the Convention has been altered to suit the changing relationship of those states involved. This historical study not only charts the course of that vital relationship between haves and have-nots but also, in its changing focus and shifting concerns, reflects recent broader changes at the global level in the international relations.