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Catherine Gegout

Associate Professor in International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Expertise Summary

Catherine Gegout's major research interests are in international relations theories, ethics and European politics, with expertise in European foreign and security policies. More recently, her attention has focused upon European intervention in Africa, and the impact of EU economic policies in the developing world. Please see her personal webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/catherinegegout/ and her blog: http://interventionandworldpolitics.blogspot.co.uk/. You can find her on twitter: @CatherineGegout.

Her second book Why Europe Intervenes in Africa: Security Prestige and the Legacy of Colonialism was published with Hurst in 2017, and Oxford University Press in 2018. Her first book European Foreign and Security Policy: States, Power, Institutions and the American Hegemon was published by University of Toronto Press in 2010.

Catherine Gegout is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow (August 2017-July 2018). She is working on the impact of EU economic policies on the developing world. She was the principle investigator of the CoReach project on Europe and China: Addressing New International Security and Development Challenges in Africa. Please see: sites.google.com/site/euchinaafrica/. She was also co-responsible for the project Armed Groups and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Africa, funded by the British Academy. Please see: https://sites.google.com/site/africapeacebuilding/

Reviews for Why Europe Intervenes in Africa: Security Prestige and the Legacy of Colonialism:

'Catherine Gegout has provided us with a deeply researched and incisive treatment of Europe's post-colonial military interventions in Africa - a subject which too often flies beneath the radar. In so doing she establishes herself as the most authoritative voice in the field. Her book is essential reading for Africanists and Europeanists alike.' - Christopher Hill, Wilson E.Schmidt Distinguished Professor of International Relations, SAIS Europe, Johns Hopkins University

'Anyone who wishes to know more about why European states and the European Union intervene in Africa should start with this book. Gegout provides a masterfully comprehensive account of European interventions in Africa in the post-Cold War era, and constructs an innovative theoretical framework to explain both interventions and non-interventions. Economic and security interests predominate but humanitarianism does not, while concerns about prestige are perhaps surprisingly relevant in numerous cases. Highly recommended reading.' - Karen E. Smith, Professor International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

'This volume fills a significant gap in the literature on the foreign and security policies of the EU and its member states by providing an understanding of military interventions in Africa. In its combination of new conceptualisation and extended empirical work Why Europe Intervenes in Africa provides stimulating analysis alongside food for thought on the future basis for interventions.' - Richard G. Whitman, Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent

Teaching Summary

Teaching

Europe and the Developing World (MA) Power and International Order (2nd year BA) Intervention in Africa (3rd year BA)

Areas of supervision

European Union: Foreign Policy, Defence Integration, Security (CFSP & ESDP); EU Trade, Aid & Development Policies; EU-NATO-UN Relations; EU-US Economic & Political Relations; EU & Africa; European International Politics; Theories of European Integration, European Union Politics

International Relations: Theories, International organisations (United Nations, International Criminal Court) & Regional organisations (OSCE, Council of Europe, African Union, ECOWAS)

Intervention: Ethics and Politics of Intervention

Security Studies

Foreign Policy: Foreign Policy Analysis, French, British, Italian & German Foreign Policy

Students supervised

First supervisor:

Simone Papale, Donors' Policies and Radicalization in Kenya, registered since 2017

Jude Cocodia, The African Union: an Effective Peace-Keeper?, completed in 2016

Inanc Kamburoglu, Turkey's Foreign Policy and Power Politics, completed in 2015

Deekana Tipchanta, External Interventions in Resource Industries, completed in 2012

Second supervisor:

Efsun Kizmaz, The Impact of Europeanisation on Turkey's Defence Policy, completed in 2012

Annemarie Rodt, The EU's role in international efforts of ethnic conflict resolution, completed in 2009

Research Summary

Catherine Gegout's major research interests are in international relations theories, ethics and European politics, with expertise in European foreign and security policies. More recently, her… read more

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Current Research

Catherine Gegout's major research interests are in international relations theories, ethics and European politics, with expertise in European foreign and security policies. More recently, her attention has focused upon European intervention in Africa, and the impact of EU economic policies in the developing world. Please see: https://sites.google.com/site/catherinegegout/ and http://interventionandworldpolitics.blogspot.co.uk/

Research Topics:

EU Foreign Policy and Decision-Making Process: Intergovernmentalism and Realism

EU Military Intervention in Africa: Post-colonialism, Ethnocentrism and Neo-colonialism

Ethics of Intervention and Realism

EU Trade and Aid Policies in the Developing World

Research Projects:

Catherine Gegout is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow (August 2017-July 2018). She is working on the impact of EU economic policies on the developing world. She was the principle investigator of the CoReach project on Europe and China: Addressing New International Security and Development Challenges in Africa. This project was conducted jointly with CASS in China and IEP Bordeaux in France. The EU-CHINA+AFRICA project analyses how China and the European Union address new international security and development challenges in Africa. Please see: https://sites.google.com/site/euchinaafrica/

Catherine Gegout was also co-responsible for the project Armed Groups and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Africa. This project was in collaboration with Devon Curtis, University of Cambridge, Paul Omach, University of Makerere, Uganda, and Mpho Molomo, University of Botswana. Please see: https://sites.google.com/site/africapeacebuilding/

Books:

Why Europe Intervenes in Africa: Security, Prestige, and the Legacies of Colonialism, Hurst 2017 and Oxford University Press 2018. European Foreign and Security Policy: States, Power, Institutions and the American Hegemon, University of Toronto Press, 2010.

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