This volume analyzes at discussing relations between the EU and the Mediterranean in a contemporary context and presents recent research within areas, which has for several decades been intensely discussed among Euro-Middle Eastern scholars. The book raises questions related to discussions about the EU as a foreign policy actor and discusses patterns and drivers in Euro-Middle Eastern relations mainly in the Mediterranean region, but also in the so-called Greater Middle East.
It is, furthermore, discussed in which ways the development of the
Partnership- and Neighbourhood-programmes have been perceived since the Barcelona-process was initiated in 1995. In connection with that, issues of security, migration and democracy-promotion in the Mediterranean region are discussed.
The book includes assessments of:
The foreign and security policy of the EU in the Mediterranean region
The Barcelona Proces and the Greater Middle East
Democracy promotion, U.S. Middle East policy, and the EU
The EU¹s ambivalent security discourses in the Mediterranean
French, Spanish and Italian foreign policy making towards the Mediterranean
Security and migration in European foreign policy
The human security implications of policing the EU¹s Mediterranean borders
The advancing but irregular democratic experiment of Morocco
The book will be of interest for students and scholars of the EU and the Middle East and for everyone with an interest of issues of security, migration and democracy-promotion in the Mediterranean.
Peter Seeberg is Senior Lecturer at Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark