The book takes as its departure point the recent geopolitical developments in the Middle East and North Africa, urging the renewal of a Euro-Mediterranean partnership while challenging the ‘Eurocentric orientation of EU policies’ – a critical factor which explains why the EU has been unable to adjust its policies to the region’s fast-changing complexities.
The volume subsequently introduces the findings of an elite survey conducted between 2017–2018 with local stakeholders in 9 countries in the Mediterranean. The findings and policy recommendations presented in the book aim to contribute to making EU policies more responsive to major challenges in the region, more flexible on the multilateral and the bilateral level and more inclusive of key stakeholders.
This book will interest EU policy-makers, civil society, academics and researchers on EU policy, as well as IR experts in general.
Table Of Contents
- About the editors
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- Preface (Aybars Görgülü)
- Introduction (Zeynep Gülöz Bakır / Gülşah Dark Kahyaoğlu)
- Chapter 1: An Outlook on Tunisian Elite Stakeholders’ Perspectives on the EU and its Policy Preferences in Tunisia and the Mediterranean (Robert P. Parks / Zeynep Gülöz Bakır)
- Chapter 2: Attitudes towards the EU and its Presence in the Mediterranean: Perceptions of Elite Actors in Turkey (Gülşah Dark Kahyaoğlu)
- Chapter 3: Egyptian Elite’s Views on Egypt, and its Relations with the EU (ASI-REM staff researchers)
- Chapter 4: EU–Iran Relations: Iranian Perceptions and European Policy (David Ramin Jalilvand)
- Chapter 5: Lebanese Elites’ Views on Lebanon and its Relations with the EU (Karina Goulordava / ASI-REM staff researchers)
- Chapter 6: Israel, the EU, and the Mediterranean: Understanding the Perceptions of Israeli Elite Actors (Nimrod Goren, Eyal Ronen and Emir Bayburt)
- Chapter 7: Revisiting the Role of the EU in the Neighbourhood: Moroccan Elite Perceptions on the EU and Its Policy Impact in the Mediterranean (Gülşah Dark Kahyaoğlu / Omar Iharchane / Samir Bennis / Zeynep Gülöz Bakır)
- Chapter 8: Saudi Arabia’s Relations with the EU and Its Perception of EU Policies in MENA (Sabiha Senyücel Gündoğar)
- Chapter 9: Towards a Viable EU–Gulf Engagement: Qatari Perceptions of the EU and Its Policies in the Region (Aybars Görgülü)
The Remaking of the
Challenging Eurocentrism with Local Perceptions
in the Middle East and North Africa
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This edited book is produced within the MEDRESET Project: A comprehensive, integrated and bottom-up approach to reset our understanding of the Mediterranean space, remap the region and reconstruct inclusive, responsive and flexible EU policies in it.
The project is founded within the European Union Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – INT-06-2015: Re-invigorating the partnership between the two shores of the Mediterranean – grant agreement no. 693055.South
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Aybars Görgülü is a founding member and Executive Director at the Center for Public Policy and Democracy Studies (PODEM). He worked for the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) from 2007 to 2015. Dr Görgülü teaches on Turkey’s foreign policy and Caucasus politics at Istanbul Kültür University and has several publications on Turkey’s domestic and foreign policy issues.
Gülşah Dark Kahyaoğlu is a Project Officer at the Center for Public Policy and Democracy Studies (PODEM), where she is pursuing research and coordination of projects in the areas of the European Union, the MENA region and migration.
About the book
This edited collection is a timely and in-depth perception analysis of Euro-Mediterranean relations and the EU policy actions towards the Mediterranean region.
The book takes as its departure point the recent geopolitical developments in the Middle East and North Africa, urging the renewal of a Euro-Mediterranean partnership while challenging the ‘Eurocentric orientation of EU policies’ – a critical factor which explains why the EU has been unable to adjust its policies to the region’s fast-changing complexities. The volume subsequently introduces the findings of an elite survey conducted between 2017–2018 with local stakeholders in 9 countries in the Mediterranean. The findings and policy recommendations aim to contribute to making EU policies more responsive to major challenges in the region, more flexible on the multilateral and the bilateral level, and more inclusive of key stakeholders.
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AK Party Justice and Development Party (Turkey)
AMU Arab Maghreb Union
AQIM Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
BDS Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
CBC Cross-border cooperation
CHP Republican People’s Party (Turkey)
CoE Council of Europe
CMRAP Moroccan Centre for Research and Policy Analysis
CSO Civil society organization
DCFTA Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area
E3 EU Triumvirate or EU Trio
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ECJ European Court of Justice
EIDHR European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights
ENI European Neighbourhood Instrument
ENP European Neighbourhood Policy
ENPI European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument
EU European Union
EUBAM EU Border Assistance Mission
EU-MEFTA Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area
FDI Foreign direct investment
GCC Gulf Co-operation Council
GDP Gross domestic product
GRECO Group of States against Corruption
HDP People’s Democratic Party (Turkey)
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IBM Integrated Border Management
IMF International Monetary Fund
INGO International non-governmental organization
IS Islamic State
ISIS Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
JCPOA Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
LAF Lebanese Armed Forces
LGBT Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
LNG Liquefied natural gas
MBS Mohammed bin Salman
MEDRESET Mediterranean Reset Project
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- European Union Eurocentrism Mediterranean Middle East North Africa Regional policy Elite survey
- Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2019. 310 pp.