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Consequences of European Security Practices in the Southern Mediterranean and Policy Implications for the EU

Pinar Bilgin / Ali Bilgiç

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This Policy Brief offers an analysis of European security practices vis-à-vis the Mediterranean in terms of their repercussions in the south and policy implications for the EU. The security practices of member states and the EU can be categorised under three policy areas: immigration control, counter-terrorism and democracy promotion. What follows is an analysis of the consequences of these practices in terms of their effects on individuals, societies and states in the south, and a discussion of the possible policy implications for the EU.
Pinar Bilgin is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Bilkent University and Ali Bilgiç is a post-doctoral researcher for the INEX project at Bilkent University.