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Pronouncements of its Impending Demise were Exaggerated: The EuroMed Partnership Morphing into a Regional Security Super Complex. Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series Vol. 8, No. 12 June 2008

Boening, Astrid B (2008) Pronouncements of its Impending Demise were Exaggerated: The EuroMed Partnership Morphing into a Regional Security Super Complex. Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series Vol. 8, No. 12 June 2008. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    [From the Introduction] While there have been a number of political cooperation initiatives involving this region, the latest being French president Sarkozy’s proposal of a “Mediterranean Union”, in this paper I start with an analysis of some the security-related dynamics within the framework of the EMP (Thornhill 2007a and 2007b)2, often referred to as the Barcelona Process. Studying the Mediterranean as a geo-political region, Pace (2003, 161) states that “the study of regions must in some way include the study of meaning and identity”. Other authors, such as Shamsaddin Megalommatis (2007) are of the opinion that, pertaining to the Arabic and Islamic neighbors of the EU, only Turkey and Iran matter at all. To re-think the Mediterranean region in a relational, political context, Pace (Ibid.) suggests focusing on agency and structure in the analysis of the “processual” aspects of region making.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > regionalism, international
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Mediterranean/Union for the Mediterranean
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
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    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > University of Miami, Florida-EU Center of Excellence > Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2009
    Page Range: p. 15
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:58
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9007

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