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European Foreign Policy Making Toward the Mediterranean

Federica Bicchi
Palgrave (June 2007)

A comprehensive and theoretically informed examination of European foreign policy making towards the Mediterranean, from 1957 to nowadays. The book focuses on the reasons and the patterns of Europeans' actions, with a special emphasis on the early 1970s and on current times. It analyses how interest in Europe for the Mediterranean has generally arisen out of a shared sense of puzzlement in front of challenges, such as terrorism or migration, originating from the Southern neighbours. The book casts new light on the role of member states as policy entrepreneurs in European integration, and explains European foreign policy as a way to collectively reconstruct a new understanding of Euro-Mediterranean relations.

Dr Federica Bicchi is a lecturer in International Relations of Europe in LSE's Department of International Relations.