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The European Union's 'Comprehensive Approach' in Chad : securitisation and/or compartmentalisation?

Jan Orbie (UGent) and Karen Del Biondo (UGent)
(2015) GLOBAL SOCIETY. 29(2). p.243-259
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The European Union (EU) aims for a comprehensive approach to security in developing countries. As a result, attempts have been made to enhance the nexus between the EU's security policy and other policy areas, particularly development, humanitarian assistance, and democratic governance. This article analyses the EU's comprehensive approach in the case of Chad, focusing on two questions. First, has the EU's comprehensive approach been able to supersede the compartmentalisation of the EU's political system? Second, has it led to the securitisation of non-security policy areas? These questions are answered by investigating the nexus between the EU's security, democracy, development and humanitarian aid policies in Chad from 2006 onwards. This analysis confirms the compartmentalisation scenario, especially regarding development and humanitarian aid where the relation with security policies was at times openly conflicting. While the EU's democracy promotion policies are found to be securitised, this is not the case for development and humanitarian aid.
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SECURITY-DEVELOPMENT NEXUS, POWER

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Orbie, Jan, and Karen Del Biondo. “The European Union’s ‘Comprehensive Approach’ in Chad : Securitisation and/or Compartmentalisation?” GLOBAL SOCIETY, vol. 29, no. 2, 2015, pp. 243–59.
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Orbie, J., & Del Biondo, K. (2015). The European Union’s “Comprehensive Approach” in Chad : securitisation and/or compartmentalisation? GLOBAL SOCIETY, 29(2), 243–259.
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Orbie, Jan, and Karen Del Biondo. 2015. “The European Union’s ‘Comprehensive Approach’ in Chad : Securitisation and/or Compartmentalisation?” GLOBAL SOCIETY 29 (2): 243–59.
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Orbie, Jan, and Karen Del Biondo. 2015. “The European Union’s ‘Comprehensive Approach’ in Chad : Securitisation and/or Compartmentalisation?” GLOBAL SOCIETY 29 (2): 243–259.
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Orbie J, Del Biondo K. The European Union’s “Comprehensive Approach” in Chad : securitisation and/or compartmentalisation? GLOBAL SOCIETY. 2015;29(2):243–59.
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J. Orbie and K. Del Biondo, “The European Union’s ‘Comprehensive Approach’ in Chad : securitisation and/or compartmentalisation?,” GLOBAL SOCIETY, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 243–259, 2015.
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