Routledge Handbook of EU–Middle East Relations

Dimitris Bouris (Editor), Daniela Huber (Editor), Michelle Pace (Editor)

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EU–Middle East relations are multifaceted, varied and complex, shaped by historical, political, economic, migratory, social and cultural dynamics. Covering these relations from a broad perspective that captures continuities, ruptures and entanglements, this handbook provides a clearer understanding of trends, thus contributing to a range of different turns in international relations.

The interdisciplinary and diverse assessments through which readers may grasp a more nuanced comprehension of the intricate entanglements in EU–Middle East relations are carefully provided in these pages by leading experts in the various (sub)fields, including academics, think-tankers, as well as policymakers. The volume offers original reflections on historical constructions; theoretical approaches; multilateralism and geopolitical perspectives; contemporary issues; peace, security and conflict; and development, economics, trade and society.

This handbook provides an entry point for an informed exploration of the multiple themes, actors, structures, policies and processes that mould EU–Middle East relations. It is designed for policymakers, academics and students of all levels interested in politics, international and global studies, contemporary history, regionalism and area studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages508
ISBN (Print)9780367330767
ISBN (Electronic)9780429317873
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • European Union
  • Middle East
  • Euro Mediterranean Partnership
  • European Neighbourhood Policy
  • regionalism
  • area studies
  • global studies
  • politics
  • international studies
  • multilateralism
  • peace studies
  • security studies
  • conflict studies
  • development studies
  • economic relations
  • trade relations
  • migration studies
  • colonialism
  • postcolonialism
  • anti-colonial movements
  • border studies
  • feminist studies
  • Arab studies
  • Gulf studies
  • Gulf Cooperation Council
  • United Nations
  • Transatlantic relations
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • activist research
  • populist politics
  • EU-Israel
  • democratisation studies
  • Islamist parties
  • inter-religious dialogue
  • EU-Egypt
  • North Africa
  • Israel
  • Palestine
  • Lebanon
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Syria
  • Yemen
  • Iran
  • Terrorism
  • Development Aid
  • refugee studies
  • MENA youth
  • military cooperation
  • arms sales
  • environmental relations

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