Nieuwe publicaties van Sarah Delputte

  • Delputte, S. (2013). The EU as an emerging coordinator in development cooperation: perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa Sarah. Afrika Focus, 26(1), p.99-107.
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    Abstract: This report presents the proceedings of the field research conducted in the framework of a doctoral research on the European Union (EU) as an emerging coordinator in development cooperation. This research aims to seek in-depth and interpreted understanding of the paradox between the EU’s ambitions on the one hand and practice on the ground on the other by investigating the EU’s role in four sub-Saharan African countries (Tanzania, Zambia, Burkina Faso and Senegal). As such, it aims to add empirical evidence to the debate on the role of the EU as a development actor. More specifically, it investigates how the ambitions of the EU are translated at country level and in which situations the EU is more/less likely to act as a coordinator, making use of a pragmatist research approach. This approach is especially suited to problem-driven research that aims to understand a complex phenomenon. The article introduces the research question and the rationale, gives an overview of the research approach and the methodological considerations and ends with a summary of the research process and the preliminary findings of the field research.
    Key words: EU development policy, aid effectiveness, coordination, pragmatism, interview research
  • Delputte, S. (2013). Talking shop or relevant actor: the ACP-EU joint parliamentary assembly. In: O. Costa, C. Dri & S. Stavridis (Eds.), Parliamentary dimensions of Regionalization and Globalization. The Role of Inter-Parliamentary Institutions. Hampshire: Palgrave.
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    Abstract: This chapter assesses the parliamentary dimension of the partnership between the European Union (EU) and its member states on the one hand, and 78 countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) on the other hand. The Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) is one of the three joint institutions that oversee the comprehensive ACP-EU cooperation framework and its existence goes back to the establishment of the Yaoundé Convention (1963) when the Parliamentary Conference of the Association was created. We will argue in this chapter that the parliamentary dimension of the EU-ACP cooperation framework has grown in importance during the successive Lomé Conventions (1975, 1980, 1984, and 1990) and more significantly after the entry into force of the Cotonou Agreement (2000).