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The European Union and the Arab World: from the Rome Treaty to the Arab Spring
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The European Union and the Arab World: from the Rome Treaty to the Arab Spring

The objectives such as conflict resolution, human rights and democracy promotion have often been mentioned in the EU official documents but that the discrepancy between rhetoric and deeds has been appalling.

14 March 2013
Financial Development and Economic Growth in the Mediterranean Associated Countries
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Financial Development and Economic Growth in the Mediterranean Associated Countries

Slow growth in the MEDA countries can be partly traced to underperformance by the financial sector. Policy should therefore aim to provide a financial infrastructure conducive to bank and financial market development.

21 October 2012
Economic Agendas of Islamic Actors
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Economic Agendas of Islamic Actors

The parties that have taken hold in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya have promised their electorate a democratic transition accompanied by economic and social reforms. Many wonder whether they will live up to the expectations they raised.

17 October 2012
What Economic Governance for Arab Transitions?
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What Economic Governance for Arab Transitions?

Since the beginning of the uprisings in the Arab world much emphasis was placed on the political dimension and the social and media aspects of the revolts, but the economic consequences have received little attention.

18 June 2012
EU Conditionality after the Arab Spring
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EU Conditionality after the Arab Spring

The focus on political conditionality raises more problems than it solves: the EU is trying to reshape its relations with the region by twiddling with the tools rather than rethinking the nature of relations between the two shores.

6 June 2012
L’Union européenne et la nouvelle donne géopolitique en Méditerranée : Bilan des premières réponses de l’UE et perspectives dans un contexte en mutation
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L’Union européenne et la nouvelle donne géopolitique en Méditerranée : Bilan des premières réponses de l’UE et perspectives dans un contexte en mutation

Le printemps arabe s'est produit alors que l'Europe faisait face à l'une des périodes les plus difficiles de son histoire récente en raison de la crise économique et financière et d'une crise de légitimité.

19 April 2012
Turkey and the Arab Spring: Embracing “People’s Power”
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Turkey and the Arab Spring: Embracing “People’s Power”

This paper explores the new emphasis on Turkish foreign policy brought about by the Arab Spring and its possible ramifications for Turkey’s relations with external actors.

20 March 2012
The Middle East in Transition: Clues from Poland
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The Middle East in Transition: Clues from Poland

The paper underlines good practices and deficiencies of the transition period in Poland and provides a comparative framework to evaluate recent experiences in Southern Mediterranean countries.

12 March 2012
The Spanish Transition and the Arab Spring
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The Spanish Transition and the Arab Spring

Very often presented as a model, the Spanish transition to democracy offers some lessons and errors to be taken into account by Southern Mediterranean countries.

12 March 2012
The Political Economy of Arab Uprisings
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The Political Economy of Arab Uprisings

Throughout the past two decades, neoliberal economic reforms were initiated forcefully in the development of the region. These economic reform projects have proven futile in the attainment of an equitable distribution of income.

8 March 2012
Le Maroc et le printemps arabe dans un monde en plein changement
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Le Maroc et le printemps arabe dans un monde en plein changement

Si l'agitation sociale se déroule dans des pays aux structures très différentes, l'histoire et le contexte de ces mouvements ont un point commun: des jeunes surqualifiés en situation de précarité.

7 March 2012
Talking about the Revolution: Narratives on the Origin and Future of the Arab Spring
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Talking about the Revolution: Narratives on the Origin and Future of the Arab Spring

The paper reviews the main structural, institutional, technological, and ideational explanations for the Arab Spring protests. What has been the explanatory value of each of these factors? How are they connected?

21 February 2012