EU-MENA relations from the Barcelona Process to the Arab Uprisings : a new research agenda

Authors: Cavatorta, Francesco; Rivetti, Paola
Abstract: Irrespective of their final outcome, the Arab uprisings have changed the region profoundly with important consequences for external actors as well. Since 1995, the European Union has been extremely active in the Middle East and North Africa with a number of policies put in place to achieve often contrasting objectives. The uprisings have exposed the problems affecting these polices and have led the EU to rethink regional relations. The scholarship on EU-MENA relations has provided over time numerous and powerful insights into the workings, shortcomings and success of the EU in the region, but the uprisings demand a radical change in the way in which the MENA is approached. This review article looks at the contribution that the scholarship has made in this field and suggests a new research agenda, which could lead to better informed and more effective policy-making.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 6 June 2014
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/15282
This document was published in: Journal of European Integration, Vol. 36 (6), 619–625 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07036337.2014.922237
Centre d'Études et de Documentation Européennes
Alternative version: 10.1080/07036337.2014.922237
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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