Dar Al Islam--the Mediterranean, the World System, and the Wider Europe: The "cultural Enlargement" of the EU and Europe's Identity, Volume 1

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Peter Herrmann, Arno Tausch
Nova Publishers, 2005 - History - 314 pages
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With the process of a 'wider Europe' (EU-Commission President Romano Prodis 'ring of friends') that extends from Marrakech in Morocco to St Petersburg in Russia gathering speed, the growing rift between Europe and America also is about how to deal politically with the countries of the Mediterranean-Muslim world. The house of Islam (Dar al Islam) was pivotal to the European path to the Renaissance and to the re-discovery of classic Greek philosophy. The Mediterranean policy of the European Union aims at a positive and co-operative relationship with the region. A successful integration of the Mediterranean South would have tremendous and positive repercussions for regional and world peace. World-wide leading experts from the field of world systems analysis, economics, integration theory, political science, theology and area studies, agnostics, Christians, Jews and Muslims alike discuss the issue with European decision makers. The outcome is an interdisciplinary evaluation of this projected export of peace, co-operation, dialogue and stability in the framework of world centre-periphery relationships.
  

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Contents

Introductory Essay Towards a Kantian Peace for the Mediterranean Region?
3
A Political Reminder Dialogue Between Cultures a Matter of Supreme Importance for Civilisation and Democracy
47
The European Mediterranean Partnership
55
The Political and Economic Aspects of the EuroMediterranean Partnership
57
The Barcelona Process in the Framework of NeoLiberal Globalization
85
The West Europe and the Muslim World
99
Towards a New EU Policy for the Mediterranean South?
101
September 11 2001 Diagnosis Prognosis Therapy
149
Thinking Ahead Israels Future Relations with the European Union
173
East and West
183
Towards a Wider Europe
231
The New Round of European Enlargement Changing or Fostering European Identity?
233
Latinamericanization The Best Variant for Russia? Some Implications for the Concept of a Wider Europe
253
Globalization Inequality and a Wider Europe
273
Biographical Sketch of the Authors by Alphabetical Order of their Last Names
307
Index
309

The Triumph of Fear The U S War Against Iraq
165

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Herrmann-European Social Organisational Science Consultancy

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