“Borderlands: Europe and the Mediterranean Middle East”, Raffaella A. Del Sart (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)

Borderlands in Europe and the Mediterranean Middle East 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 of one between an empire of sorts, which seeks to export its order beyond the border, and the empire’s southern borderlands.

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