Understanding EU’s Mediterranean Enlargement

The English School and the Expansion of Regional International Societies

by Andrea K. Riemer (Volume editor) Yannis A. Stivachtis (Volume editor)
©2002 Conference proceedings 218 Pages


One of the major issues surrounding the last Inter-governmental Conference (IGC) of the European Union (EU), the Amsterdam Treaty and the whole future of the EU in the period 1997 to 2005-7 has been that of enlargement. Enlargement is not a new phenomenon for the EEC/EU, but the next enlargements are generally regarded as qualitatively different because of the number of states and the challenge that their entry poses to both of them, the states and the Union. The book is framed within the research approach of the English School of International Relations on the enlargement of international society. It connects theoretical aspects with empirical facts and thereby illustrates the Mediterranean enlargement from the view of the entry candidates, the EU and the US.


ISBN (Softcover)
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Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2002. 218 pp.

Biographical notes

Andrea K. Riemer (Volume editor) Yannis A. Stivachtis (Volume editor)

The Editors: Andrea K. Riemer is Associate Professor of International Relations and Academic Dean of The International University, Vienna. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and is about to finish her Habilitation procedure in International Relations. She published a considerable number of publications (books and articles) on contemporary issues concerning Turkey, Greek-Turkish relations and Cyprus and the international society and system. Yannis A. Stivachtis is Professor of International Relations at Schiller International University – The American College of Switzerland and Visiting Professor with The International University, Vienna. He holds a B.A. in Political Science & International Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate in International Law from Panteion University (Greece); an M.A. in International Relations & Strategic Studies and a Ph.D. in Politics & International Relations from Lancaster University. He is the author and co-author of a multitude of books and he published many articles in various journals and edited volumes.


Title: Understanding EU’s Mediterranean Enlargement