2018 - Deniz Genç,Erhan Doğan -
Özet:This study examines several multilateral cooperation initiatives in the Mediterranean and by discussin g their failures in generating a genuine cooperation, it hypothesizes about an integrated Mediterranean space, where prime challenges might lead to a loose functional framework of integration. In putting forward this hypothetical integrated space, the study begins with discussing prime challenges in the region: security, migration and environment, and it proceeds with early multilateral cooperation attempts. Among these, it focuses its attention on two ambitious ones: Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and the Union for the Mediterranean, and underlines the disappointments in these attempts in realizing peace and prosperity in the region. The study concludes that an integrated space in the Mediterranean, which takes European integration experience as a model, might offer a better solution to the common problems in the region with a precondition that southern Mediterranean states are provided a clear perspective in a sincere and equal partnership.
Anahtar Kelime:Mediterranean, cooperation, security, migration, environment, integration, space