The article explores colonialism during the 19th century, with particular reference to French colonialism and the influence of the colonial heritage on current African and Euro-Mediterranean relations. The topic is analyzed from the perspective of colonial law. In the frame of colonial law it is important to examine economic legislation in order to understand the continuity of the economic organization of the colonies with the contemporary asymmetric relations between the European Union, on the one side, and the African countries and those of the southern shore of the Mediterranean, on the other. In particular, the article discusses the project of so-called “Eurafrica”, that is the idea of the complementarity of Europe and Africa from a colonial perspective.

The Colonial Encounter and the Heritage of Colonialism in Africa and the Mediterranean Area

Gustavo Gozzi
2018

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The article explores colonialism during the 19th century, with particular reference to French colonialism and the influence of the colonial heritage on current African and Euro-Mediterranean relations. The topic is analyzed from the perspective of colonial law. In the frame of colonial law it is important to examine economic legislation in order to understand the continuity of the economic organization of the colonies with the contemporary asymmetric relations between the European Union, on the one side, and the African countries and those of the southern shore of the Mediterranean, on the other. In particular, the article discusses the project of so-called “Eurafrica”, that is the idea of the complementarity of Europe and Africa from a colonial perspective.
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