Europe’s Mediterranean Neighbourhood

An Integrated Geography

Edited by Pierre Beckouche, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, International College of Territorial Sciences (CIST), France

Illustrated with pioneering maps and with country analyses from a network of researchers from across the Mediterranean, this book takes a territorial approach as a way toward a shared vision for a truly integrated Euro-Mediterranean region. At a time when the region is undergoing rapid change, the main goal of the book is to challenge misconceptions with common geographic data on issues such as transport, energy, agriculture, water and to suggest avenues for policies common to Europe and its southern neighbours.

‘This book is an authoritative and engaging account of contemporary Europe–Mediterranean relationships and prospects. Based on in-depth multinational knowledge by a key group of scholars and practitioners, its extraordinary framework of processed data in a comparative perspective and the accompanying maps provide a timely, lucid, theoretically and empirically well-informed argument that the Mediterranean area is a central place and not a periphery for Europe, and that its significance should be reformulated to enhance integration and prosperous stability. It demonstrates the extraordinary importance of spatial data achieved in a shared perspective and methodology – a pillar for all those concerned about policy making. The book can serve learning purposes in both upper university programs and specialistic training. Europe’s Mediterranean Neighbourhood definitely deserves a top place on the reading lists of anyone serious about understanding the future of Europe and the contemporary Mediterranean.’
– Maria Paradiso, University of Sannio, Italy and Chair of the International Geographical Union Commission ‘Mediterranean Basin’

2017 264 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 148 6 £121.50 £90.00 $121.50 $135.00

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