Topic: EU good governance meets Ethiopia and Rwanda – Is China in between?


This thesis aims to identify what led to the final divergence in Rwanda’s and Ethiopia’s responsiveness towards EU good governance-policies . Therefore, this thesis poses the following research question: Why have Ethiopia and Rwanda responded differently to the EU-promoted good governance reforms in the 2000s?

Ethiopia and Rwanda are two African countries which only hesitantly engaged in political dialogue and cooperation with the EU on good governance in the early 2000s and whose responsiveness diverged around the time where China emerged as a major player in Africa in the mid-2000s. The Ethiopian government revealed little interest in ongoing EU policy dialogues and declined institutionalization and implementation of good governance reforms. Meanwhile, Rwanda resumed EU aid policy dialogues and implemented a wide-ranging strategy to address EU good governance reforms.

Type of service-Dissertation services
Type of assignment-Dissertation
Subject-Political Science
Pages / words-28 / 7700
Number of sources-45
Academic level-Bachelor’s
Paper format-APA
Line spacing-Double
Language style-US English

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