Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Euro-Mediterranean Relations

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT European Studies

DESCRIPTION This study-unit aims to give students a strong grounding in Euro-Mediterranean relations, using a historical approach to analyse how the EU has dealt with the political and economic challenge of relations with its southern neighbours and the analysis of contemporary policy challenges. The course begins with an overview of the global Mediterranean Policy it moves on to cover other policies up to the Union for the Mediterranean. The discussion also focuses on the economic relationships, trade, south-south economic integration (Agadir Initiative), the Arab uprisings, EU migration policies in the region and Turkey as well as the Middle East conflict.

The topics that are to be covered are the following:

1. The launching of the Global Mediterranean Policy
2. The New Mediterranean Policy and the Euro-Mediterranean Policy
3. The second enlargement of the EC
4. The European Neighbourhood Policy
5. Economic Relations
6. Trade
7. The Arab Uprisings or Arab Spring
8. EU migration policies and Turkey
9. Other subjects may be added as new developments occur in the region from time to time.

Reading List:

Apart from articles and primary documents which are placed on VLE, the following texts are recommended and can be seen at the European Documentation Centre (EDC), Institute for European Studies.

- ‘The Routledge Handbook of the European Neighbourhood Policy’. Tobias Schumacher (ed.). 2018.
- ‘The Political Economy of the Euro-Mediterranean Relations: European Neighbourhood Policy in North Africa’. Christos Kourtelis, 2015, Palgrave.
- Federica Bicchi (Editor), Richard Gillespie (Editor) The Union for the Mediterranean Hardcover. Routledge. 2011.
- Michelle Pace (Editor), Peter Seeberg (Editor) (2013)The European Union's Democratization Agenda in the Mediterranean Routledge 2013.
- Sergio Carrera, Steven Blockmans, Jean-Pierre Cassarino , Daniel Gros, Elspeth Guild. The European Border and Coast Guard: Addressing Migration and Asylum Challenges in the Mediterranean? (Ceps Task Force Report) 2017.
- The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: Political and Economic Perspectives. Richard Gillespie. (Editor). Frank Cass, UK. 1997.
- Euro-Med Integration and the ‘Ring of Friends’. Peter Xuereb (ed.). EDRC, University Malta, Malta. 2003
- ‘Evaluating Euro-Mediterranean Relations’. Stephen Calleja. Routledge, UK. 2005.
- Euro-Mediterranean Partnership for the 21st Century. Hans Gunter Brauch, Antonio Marquina and Abdelwahab Biad. (Editors). Palgrave, UK. 2000.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Students are required to register for Level 1 units if they are in Year 1, for Level 2 units if they are in Year 2 and for Level 3 units if they are in Year 3 or 4 of their course.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (2 Hours) SEM2 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Roderick Pace

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