1st Edition

Routledge Handbook on Cooperation, Interdependencies and Security in the Mediterranean

    424 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This Handbook provides an essential overview of the contemporary dynamics of the Mediterranean region. Conceptualising the Mediterranean as both a socio-cultural area and a geopolitical entity, it considers the basin both as a whole and as a set of interacting subregions. Established scholars offer new perspectives and approaches from international history, postcolonial studies, migration studies, geography, private international law and public international law, environmental and tourism studies, to reappraise the long-term trends and ruptures that shape security, interdependence, and cooperation. These contributions explain the Mediterranean’s long-established role as a crossroads, and demonstrate the political, economic, ecological, and cultural meanings of security. The book shows how interdependence in economic, environmental, cultural, and human sectors continues to bind the Mediterranean together as migration flows cross the sea, environmental change requires common action, legal systems coexist, and multifaceted identities, growing cultural awareness and human rights remain on the political agenda.

    This volume will be an invaluable resource for graduate students, researchers and professionals seeking a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the historical, political, geographic, and socio-cultural complexities, challenges, and potential of the area.

    The Mediterranean as a Multidisciplinary Research Field: Some Remarks

    Elena Calandri, Karolina Golemo, Javier López-Otero, Jesús Ventura Fernández



    Part 1.     The Mediterranean in post-1945 international history


    1.     Euro-Mediterranean Relations 1957-2011

    Elena Calandri


    2.     The Mediterranean in Post-1945 Arab Politics

    Francesco Saverio Leopardi, Massimiliano Trentin


    3.     Defense and Security Structures in the Mediterranean                                                        

    Nicolas Badalassi


    4.     The EU and the Western Balkans: A Historical Perspective                    

    Benedetto Zaccaria



    Part 2.  Sub-regional Approaches



    5.     Turkey’s Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean                                             

    Tadeusz Kopyś


    6.     Between ‘Normative’ and 'Geopolitical’ Europe? The EU’s strategy and policy towards Israel

    Joanna Dyduch, Karolina Zielińska


    7.     European Union vis-à-vis the Balkans. The Story of an Unfinished Integration. A Political Science Perspective                                                                                   

    Krzysztof Koźbiał, Mirosław Natanek



    Part 3.  Postcolonial Approaches within European-African relations


    8.       Euroafrica: A Cultural History of an Idea

    Joanna Sondel-Cedarmas


    9.     Postcolonial Narratives in Contemporary Portugal. A Cultural Perspective

    Karolina Golemo


    10.  Spanish Heritage in Africa    

    Jesús Gabriel Moreno-Navarro


    11.  Facilitating Dialogue in the Mediterranean: The Renewed Influence of France

    Walter Bruyère-Ostells



    Part 4. Migration in the Mediterranean Area



    12.    Human Migrations in the Western Mediterranean     

    Javier López-Otero


    13.       Migration Flows in the Central Mediterranean                             

    Emidio Diodato, Simone Paoli


    14.       The Balkan Route                                                                  

    Luisa Chiodi




    Part 5. Building a Political and Juridical Cooperation Framework


    15.    Non-Proliferation and Disarmament in the Mediterranean  

    Alessandra Pietrobon


    16       The Evolving Euro-Mediterranean Boundary between the Pursuit of Stability and the Promotion of Values                                                                         

    Pietro de Perini


    17.       Cultural Diversity and Private International Law               

    Diego Zannoni


    18.       The Application in Italy of North African States’ Shari’a in Selected Matters of Family and Persons 

    Omar Vanin


    19.       Human Rights Protection Issues in EU Mediterranean countries    

    Przemysław Tacik


    20.       Maritime Delimitation and Disputed Maritime Areas in the Mediterranean Sea

    Enrico Zamuner



    Part 6. Issues and Tools in Euro-Mediterranean Sustainable Cooperation


    21.       Infrastructures and Nature Protection around the Strait of Gibraltar

    Jesús Ventura-Fernández


    22.       Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean Basin: The First Recipient Region for International                             Tourism                                                                 

    Reyes González-Relaño, Stefania Mangano, Pietro Piana


    23.          What Kind of Sustainability in Mediterranean Cooperation? The EU-PRC Economic Relations and the Road(s) to the UN 2030 SDGs                             

    Alessandro Albanese Ginammi, Alessandro Leonardi


    24.       Greening the Mediterranean: North Africa and Middle East’s Pathways to Environmental Policy

    Giulia Cimini


    Elena Calandri is professor of History of International Relations at the University of Padua, director of the MA International Relations and Diplomacy. She has been SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Fellow in International Peace and Security, visiting researcher at Bilkent University, Ankara, visiting professor at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow. She is a member of the editorial committee of the Journal of European Integration History and coordinator of the Working Group European Integration of the Italian Society of International History. Her research interests concern post-1945 international history of Europe, Italy’s foreign policy, the European integration process, and European foreign policy, Mediterranean history.

    Karolina Golemo, sociologist of culture, holding a degree in journalism and social communication; Assistant Professor at the Institute of Intercultural Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków.  She cooperates with the Italian research center IDOS dealing with migration issues. As a lecturer and researcher she has visited universities in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Brazil. Research interests: cultural diversity of Italy, Spain and Portugal; integration of descendants of immigrants; migrants and artistic creation; music in intercultural relations, stereotypization in the media and in symbolic culture, cultural dimension of postcolonial relations in the Mediterranean.

    Jesús Ventura-Fernández holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Seville (1996) and has been Professor of Regional Geographic Analysis at the same university since 1999. His main research interests include population, settlement, facilities, infrastructure, services, transportation, sustainable mobility, tourism impacts, and development cooperation. He has supervised 3 doctoral theses, each receiving the highest distinction. He has authored over 70 scientific publications and regularly reviews for journals indexed in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and Scopus. He leads the Andalusian Geographical Studies Research Group (15 members) and has directed various research projects and contracts, many of which were awarded in competitive calls, focusing primarily on studies related to the Andalusian regional territory.