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Methodology and concept papers

//Methodology and concept papers

October 2017

Assessing EU-Mediterranean Policies in the Fields of Industry and Energy from a Bottom-up Perspective

By | October 7th, 2017|Categories: Methodology and concept papers, Publications|

Work Package 6 (WP6) of MEDRESET project aims at evaluating the effectiveness and potential of EU policies and measures in industry and energy (including trade liberalization, broader energy policies, energy transition, renewable energy programmes and industrial cooperation initiatives) in light of the interests, needs and expectations of different bottom-up actors on both shores of the Mediterranean, [...]

Effectiveness and Potential of European Trade and Assistance Policies in the South Mediterranean Neighbourhood in the Fields of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Methodology and concept papers, Publications, Senza categoria|

MEDRESET Work Package 5 (WP5) aims at evaluating the effectiveness and potential of EU trade and assistance policies in the area of agriculture and water (including trade liberalization, EU-funded agro-food and water projects and cooperation initiatives) in light of different bottom-up actors’ interests, needs and expectations on both shores of the Mediterranean, with the purpose of [...]

September 2017

Investigating Cognitive and Normative Frames of Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Stakeholders on Migration and Mobility Issues, in Their Relations with the EU

By | September 24th, 2017|Categories: Methodology and concept papers, Publications|

This paper outlines the conceptual and methodological guidelines for research in MEDRESET Work Package 7 (WP7). WP7 aims to develop a more sophisticated knowledge and awareness about the diverse frames, perceptions and priorities of a variety of stakeholders with regard to migration and mobility issues in the Mediterranean space, focusing on local stakeholders in four southern [...]

July 2017

Review of Surveys on Euro–Mediterranean Relations, and an Introduction to the Elite Survey in MEDRESET

By | July 21st, 2017|Categories: Methodology and concept papers, Publications|

With the dramatic changes in the political sphere of the Mediterranean countries, new challenges have emerged in the existing framework of relations between the EU and its southern neighbours. In order to thoroughly understand how the EU practices have affected the Mediterranean countries, and identify the outcomes of the adopted policies, MEDRESET introduces the Elite Survey [...]

The EU’s Democracy, Human Rights and Resilience Discourse and Its Contestation

By | July 7th, 2017|Categories: Methodology and concept papers, Publications|

MEDRESET Work Package 4 (WP4) aims at evaluating the effectiveness of EU policies on democracy promotion and human rights in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEM) region from the perspective of bottom-up actors’ interests, needs, perceptions and expectations, both at the local and the EU level, with the purpose of identifying inclusive, responsive and flexible policy [...]

November 2016

Re-imagining Mediterranean Geopolitics: The Role of Eight Key Powers

By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: Highlights, Methodology and concept papers, Publications|

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 [...]

October 2016

Deconstructing the EU’s Discourse on the Mediterranean

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Methodology and concept papers, Publications|

By Münevver Cebeci and Tobias Schumacher This paper outlines the conceptual and methodological guidelines for research in MEDRESET Work Package 1 (WP1). It also aims to provide some shared guidelines for Work Package 2. The theoretical approach to be used in our research is critical constructivism with a slight bend towards poststructuralism which also makes it compatible with the [...]

June 2016

Concept Paper: MedReset, a Comprehensive, Integrated and Bottom-Up Approach

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Methodology and concept papers, Publications|

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 [...]