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Routledge Studies in Mediterranean Politics


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The Mediterranean Politics series takes an inter-disciplinary approach which, while generally focused on the disciplines of politics and international relations, also encompasses economics, human geography, sociology, and religious studies, in order to shed light on the interconnectedness of polities and societies in the Mediterranean region. The series takes the study of Mediterranean politics as a focal point to examine the global and transnational linkages between the Mediterranean area and the wider world. Showcasing cutting edge new research on regional, transnational and comparative politics, it provides a forum for the discussion of Mediterranean politics with special reference to the interaction between European and Middle Eastern & North African countries.

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Network Mobilization Dynamics in Uncertain Times in the Middle East and North Africa

Network Mobilization Dynamics in Uncertain Times in the Middle East and North Africa

1st Edition

Frédéric Volpi, Janine A. Clark
April 24, 2019

This comprehensive volume investigates the dynamics of mobilization and demobilization of social networks before, during, and after episodes of political turbulence in the Middle East region, focusing particularly on the 2011 Arab uprisings. The authors consider important questions regarding agency...

Dynamics of Transformation, Elite Change and New Social Mobilization: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen

Dynamics of Transformation, Elite Change and New Social Mobilization: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen

1st Edition

Muriel Asseburg, Heiko Wimmen
January 17, 2019

The political transformations initiated by the so-called Arab Spring in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen have been marked by strong political contention, continued social mobilization and, albeit to different degrees, weak central state institutions. This book proposes that, rather than agreed...

The EU in the Mediterranean after the Arab Uprisings: Frames, Selective Engagement and the Security-Stability Nexus

The EU in the Mediterranean after the Arab Uprisings: Frames, Selective Engagement and the Security-Stability Nexus

1st Edition

Roberto Roccu, Benedetta Voltolini
October 23, 2018

By examining a range of policy areas, this book aims to assess and qualify the claim that EU policies towards the Arab Mediterranean after the uprisings are predominantly marked by continuity with the past. This is attributed to the fact that the EU still acts with the aim of maximising its own...

Arab Spring and Peripheries: A Decentring Research Agenda

Arab Spring and Peripheries: A Decentring Research Agenda

1st Edition

Daniela Huber, Lorenzo Kamel
October 18, 2018

The emerging literature on the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ has largely focused on the evolution of the uprisings in cities and power centres. In order to reach a more diversified and inner understanding of the ‘Arab Spring’, this edited book examines how peripheries have reacted and contributed to the...

The Struggle for Influence in the Middle East: The Arab Uprisings and Foreign Assistance

The Struggle for Influence in the Middle East: The Arab Uprisings and Foreign Assistance

1st Edition

Federica Bicchi, Benoit Challand, Steven Heydemann
January 12, 2018

This collection of research papers explores the impact of the Arab uprisings on the politics and political economy of foreign aid provision in the MENA region. Contributions focus on the foreign assistance policies and strategies of key donors (United States, Europe, Gulf countries and Turkey), and...

Twenty Years of Euro-Mediterranean Relations

Twenty Years of Euro-Mediterranean Relations

1st Edition

Richard Youngs
January 12, 2018

The creation of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership in 1995 was seen, at the time, as a forward-thinking foreign policy which would strengthen ties between Europe and the Mediterranean Arab states. Since that time, however, almost none of this initial ambition has been translated into positive,...

Islamism and Social Movements in North Africa, the Sahel and Beyond: Transregional and Local Perspectives

Islamism and Social Movements in North Africa, the Sahel and Beyond: Transregional and Local Perspectives

1st Edition

Aurelie Campana, Cédric Jourde
December 05, 2017

As North African, Middle Eastern, and Sahelian societies adapt to the post-Arab Spring era and the rise of violence across the area, various groups find in Islam an answer to the challenges of the era. This book explores how Islamist social movements, Sufi brotherhoods, and Jihadi armed groups, in...

EU Neighbourhood Policy in the Maghreb: Implementing the ENP in Tunisia and Morocco Before and After the Arab Uprisings

EU Neighbourhood Policy in the Maghreb: Implementing the ENP in Tunisia and Morocco Before and After the Arab Uprisings

1st Edition

Iole Fontana
May 07, 2017

In light of their geographical proximity and crucial strategic importance, the European Union (EU) has long identified cooperation with the countries of the Mediterranean region a central priority of its external relations and has developed a complex set of policies and instruments. Yet, there is a...

Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya: Transition and constraint

Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya: Transition and constraint

1st Edition

Carmen Geha
February 18, 2016

Lebanon and Libya have undergone critical political events in recent years. However, demands for reform from civic institutions during these transitions have not led to concrete political decisions. Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya reveals the deeply-entrenched historical...

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