At the margins of European regional international society: A case study on Euromediterranean diplomatic symbolic interactions

Tobias Lanzky & Mikkel Severin Jensen

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


Functions of diplomacy are examined with a goal-mediation lens rather than the mainstream lens of actor-mediation. Using English School and pragmatist theory, the situated diplomatic practises in the Mediterranean are explored. A focus upon three areas of action, which concern the depollution of the Mediterranean basin, the Mediterranean energy community, and business promotion, illuminates the modes in which diplomacy can mediate policy goals in the Mediterranean space of European regional international society. Five functions of diplomacy are found in a Mediterranean space that is overall constructed to be a community of practise. More specifically, these are bridge-building negotiation, shared identity expression, multilevel intelligence-sharing, inclusive representation, and trust-building. Through these functions, we show that market-liberal, ecological, and social-justice goals are symbolic objects of triangular mediation.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato14 dec. 2019
Antal sider24
VejledereSorcha Amy MacGregor Thomson


  • ,International society
  • international regional society
  • European international regional society
  • Mediterranean Politics
  • international politics
  • ERIS
  • Pragmatism
  • Symbolic interactionism
  • English School
  • International Relations
  • Political ecology
  • change change
  • Competition state
  • neoliberalism
  • Global Sociology
  • Diplomacy
  • Multilayered diplomacy
  • Regional Integration