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Routledge Handbook of Mediterranean Politics

Edited by: Richard Gillespie , Frédéric Volpi

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138903982
eBook ISBN: 9781315696577
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The Mediterranean space, defined by a major sea, a large number of littoral countries and to some extent their hinterlands, is at the same time an interface between Europe, Africa and Asia. This brings complex challenges in terms of achieving peace and stability. Recently it has received intense international attention through the internal destructiveness and spill-over from conflicts, primarily those waged in Libya, Syria and, more remotely, Iraq.

This Handbook provides an overview of the political processes that shape the Mediterranean region in the contemporary context. It explores the issues of crucial importance to Mediterranean dynamics through a series of analytical sections that guide the reader towards a comprehensive understanding of the main regional interactions and trends.

The Handbook explores:

  • the complex historical formation of the contemporary Mediterranean
  • geopolitical perspectives
  • issues around peace and conflict
  • the political economy of the region
  • the role of non-state actors and social movements
  • societal and cultural trends.

The wide range of contributions from many of the leading academic experts on the region offers not only insights into the debates and processes that structure each theme, but also key pointers for a more general understanding of how distinct political, economic, social and cultural dynamics interact across the region. It will therefore be a key resource for policy-makers and students and scholars of Mediterranean politics and international relations.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The historical construction of the Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Historical/geopolitical turning points in the modern Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Regionalism and the Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Securing the Mediterranean, inventing the ‘Middle East’ Download PDF
Chapter  6:  From imperialism to failed liberal peace Download PDF
Chapter  7:  A new era in Euro-Mediterranean relations Download PDF
Chapter  8:  EU member states’ representation and positioning and the north–south divide in Euro-Mediterranean affairs Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The north–south divide Download PDF
Chapter  10:  US outlook on the Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Israeli regional perspectives and the Mediterranean  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Turkish regional perspectives and the Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Mediterranean observes the world, the world observes the Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Military and politics in the Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Stalled conflicts in the Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Insurgencies, terrorism and political violence in the Mediterranean region Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Do regional organizations contribute to security? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Regime resilience and the Arab uprisings in the southern Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Beyond state and market Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The political economy of energy in the Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Globalization and the Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Minding development gaps in EU Mediterranean policies Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Climate change, environmental degradation and renewable energy Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Politics and tourism in the Mediterranean region Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Debates on civil society in the Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Transnational advocacy networks and human rights activism Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Islamist movements in the Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Women’s movements within Euro-Mediterranean politics Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Youth activism and protest around the Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  30:  New media, activism, and the transformative Arab political landscape Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Digital communications and social networks Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Mediterranean migrants and refugees Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Intercultural dialogue across the Mediterranean troubled waters Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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