This paper examines the discourse and practices of Iran in the areas of water and agriculture, economy, migration and political ideas, to test Iran’s approach and also its influence in various fields. Drawing on a critical discourse analysis approach, it engages with published documents, elite discourses, and public narratives of Iranian leaders and intellectual elites to [...]
How does the EU regard the space beyond its southern borders? How has it been framing the Mediterranean space throughout the last almost fifty years, i.e., ever since it embarked on the creation of a foreign and security policy? And how have these framing practices informed, shaped and possibly determined EU foreign policy practices vis-à-vis the [...]
Three new MedReset working papers are addressing the EU's framing of the Mediterranean. The first papers examines the early phase of the European Construction during the 1970s and the 1980s. It seeks to analyse how the European Community (EC) discursively constructed itself against the Mediterranean as a neighbouring space, and how it mapped the Mediterranean accordingly. [...]
The second MEDRESET Public Conference was organised by CIDOB and took place in Barcelona on April 17th, 2017. The Conference presented some of the Research project themes such as : "Re-imagining Mediterranean Geopolitics" and "A New Role for the EU in the Mediterranean?" Conference Report MEDRESET Public Conference Agenda Photo album of the Conference
This paper aims to provide MEDRESET Work Package 2 (WP2) partners with the conceptual and methodological guidelines that we will pursue in our research. The primary theoretical approach to be used in our research is constructivism and discourse analysis, as elaborated in the WP1 concept paper. The purpose of WP2 is to observe the changing role [...]
Daniela Huber, Co-ordinator of MedReset: "We intend to both reset our understanding of the Mediterranean and contribute in resetting European policies towards the region"
Euro-Mediterranean policies, as well as research on them, have been characterized by a Euro-centric approach based on a narrow geopolitical construction of the Mediterranean. Moreover, stakeholders, policy instruments, and policy issues have been defined from a European standpoint, marginalizing the perspectives and needs of local states and people, and ignoring the role played by new and [...]
The International Conference on “Resetting Mediterranean Relations” was organised in collaboration with the LUISS University of Rome as a public conference to give visibility to the themes and main issues of MEDRESET, as well as to present and discuss with a larger audience the state of Euro-Mediterranean relations. In addition to the speakers, made up of [...]