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dc.contributor.authorDel Sarto, Raffaella A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-29T04:02:17Z
dc.date.available2021-07-29T04:02:17Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2021-07-28T09:51:50Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50258
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/71493
dc.description.abstractThe book proposes a profound rethink of the complex relationship between Europe—defined here as the European Union and its members—and the states of the Mediterranean Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Europe’s ‘southern neighbours’. These relations are examined through a borderlands prism that conceives of this interaction as one between an empire of sorts that seeks to export its order beyond the border, and the empire’s southern borderlands. Focusing on trade relations on the one hand, and the cooperation on migration, borders, and security on the other, the book revisits the historical origins and modalities of Europe’s selective rule transfer to MENA states, the interests underwriting these policies, and the complex dynamics marking the interaction between the two sides over a twenty-year period (1995–2015). It shows that within a system of structurally asymmetric economic relations from which Europe and MENA elites benefit the most, single MENA governments have been co-opted into the management of border and migration control where they act as Europe’s gatekeepers. Combined with specific policy choices of MENA governments, Europe’s selective expansion of its rules, practices, and disaggregated borders have contributed to rising socio-economic inequalities and the strengthening of authoritarian rule in the ‘southern neighbourhood’, with Europe tacitly tolerating serious violations of the rights of refugees and migrants at its fringes. Challenging the self-proclaimed benevolent nature of European policies and the notion of ‘Fortress Europe’ alike, the findings of this study contribute to broader debates on power, dependence, and interdependence in the discipline of international relations.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JP Politics and government::JPS International relationsen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JP Politics and government::JPS International relations::JPSN International institutionsen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::1 Place qualifiers::1Q Other geographical groupings: Oceans and seas, historical, political etc::1QF Political, socio-economic, cultural and strategic groupings::1QFE EU (European Union)en_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JP Politics and government::JPA Political science and theoryen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBF Social and ethical issues::JBFH Migration, immigration and emigrationen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::5 Interest qualifiers::5P Relating to specific groups and cultures or social and cultural interests::5PB Relating to peoples: ethnic groups, indigenous peoples, cultures and other groupings of people::5PBC Relating to migrant groups / diaspora communities or peoplesen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::1 Place qualifiers::1D Europeen_US
dc.subject.otherEurope, European Union, Middle East and North Africa, MENA, trade relations, migration, borders, borderlands, empire, interdependence
dc.titleBorderlands
dc.title.alternativeEurope and the Mediterranean Middle East
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780198833550.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydb4e319f-ca9f-449a-bcf2-37d7c6f885b1
oapen.relation.isFundedByJohns Hopkins University
oapen.relation.isFundedByFP7 Ideas: European Research Council
oapen.relation.isFundedBy1bfe84c3-054a-4b50-be39-0646eda533d0
oapen.relation.isFundedBy7292b17b-f01a-4016-94d3-d7fb5ef9fb79
oapen.relation.isbn9780198833550
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)
oapen.collectionToward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME)
oapen.pages205
oapen.place.publicationOxford
oapen.grant.number263277
dc.relationisFundedBy1bfe84c3-054a-4b50-be39-0646eda533d0
dc.relationisFundedBy7292b17b-f01a-4016-94d3-d7fb5ef9fb79
dc.grantprojectBorderlands


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