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Working papers

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June 2017

American Discourses and Practices in the Mediterranean since 2001: A Comparative Analysis with the EU

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Publications, Working papers|

This paper examines US construction, representation and practices in the Mediterranean since 2001 with the aim of drawing comparative conclusions on degrees of convergence and divergence between US and EU roles in the Mediterranean space. The paper adopts a critical constructivism approach and extensive discourse analysis in assessing both actors’ perceptions and practices in the fields [...]

April 2017

The EU’s Framing of the Mediterranean (1990-2002): Building a Euro-Mediterranean Partnership

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Working papers|

This paper looks into what was a defining phase for Euro-Mediterranean relations. In the 1990s the Mediterranean was presented as a source of threat, but also as a need for engagement due to proximity and interdependence. The Mediterranean was also seen as an opportunity and a responsibility. Through its engagement with the Mediterranean the EU emphasized [...]

The European Community Framing of the Mediterranean (1970-1990)

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Working papers|

This paper examines the early phase of European construction of the Mediterranean during the 1970s and 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. It concludes that early attempts towards European construction of the Mediterranean were mainly [...]