Tour de Francafrique: French Military Interventions in Ivory Coast and Mali

Hassan Kilde Bajwa, Vibeke Maja Vang Segerberg, Phillip I Fan Lu & Mads Henrik Højgaard

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


This paper presents a comparative case study of France’s military intervention in both Ivory Coast and Mali, which took place despite significant differences in the circumstances that led up to each operation. Using Neoclassical realism and Foreign Policy Analysis, our comparative analysis has identified three variables - 1) National Interest, 2) Leadership, and 3) Francafrique. Out of the three variables, Francafrique was the one variable that was common in both of France’s intervention in Ivory Coast and Mali. Our findings show that Francafrique is existent in both units, but the causal links are not identified.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) BachelorBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato30 jun. 2017
Antal sider62
VejledereGorm Rye Olsen