28 Nov 2007

Political Islam and European Foreign Policy

Perspectives from Muslim Democrats of the Mediterranean

Richard Youngs / Michael Emerson

0
Download Publication

7308 Downloads

The time is ripe for the European Union, its institutions and member states to undertake an explicit review of its current policy of ‘benign neglect’ towards the broad collection of ‘Muslim democrat’ parties in the Mediterranean Arab states. The group of experts assembled to produce this new book adduces mounting evidence that this policy may lead to unintended consequences, such as the reinforcement of anti-democratic regimes and radical Islamism. Their arguments favour a broad inclusion of Muslim democrats in EU initiatives aiming at the reform of governance and the development of civil society, without extending to them any singular, exclusive or unsolicited privileges. Contributors include Michael Emerson and Richard Youngs (eds), Samir Amghar, Talal Atrissi, Senem Aydin, Amel Boubekeur, Ru?en Çak?r, Salah Eddine Jorshi, Salam Kawakibi, Emad El-Din Shahin, Robert Springborg and Nathalie Tocci.

Related Publications

Browse through the list of related publications.

Multi-Layered Actions?

Sustaining Partnerships in the EU Integrated Approach to Conflicts and Crises

The Recovery and Resilience Facility

A springboard for a renaissance of public investments in Europe?

Limitations on Human Mobility in Response to COVID-19

A preliminary mapping and assessment of national and EU policy measures, their sanctioning frameworks, implementation tools and enforcement practices

Central bank digital currencies

Can central banks succeed in the marketplace for digital monies?

EU defence projects

Balancing Member States, money and management

Between politics and inconvenient evidence

Assessing the Renewed EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling