© 2012

The Mediterranean Dimension of the European Union’s Internal Security


Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sarah Wolff
    Pages 1-17
  3. Sarah Wolff
    Pages 93-118
  4. Sarah Wolff
    Pages 119-149
  5. Sarah Wolff
    Pages 178-196
  6. Sarah Wolff
    Pages 197-217
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 218-273

About this book


EU internal security concerns such as migration, police and judicial cooperation are today part of EU foreign policy. This book shows how those concerns dominate the EU agenda towards Mediterranean countries. Adopting a rational-choice institutionalist approach, it explores EU policy and the strategic choices made after the 2011 Arab revolts.


Europe European Union European Union (EU) foreign policy Institution migration police Policy terrorism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Queen Mary, University of LondonLondon
  2. 2.The Netherlands Institute for International RelationsThe Netherlands

About the authors

Sarah Wolff is Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, and Senior Research Associate Fellow at The Netherlands Institute for International Relations. Her research focuses on justice and home affairs and EU external relations, in particular with Mediterranean countries. She is also Visiting Lecturer on the external dimension of EU migration policies at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

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'Sarah Wolff's book addresses some of the most topical internal security issues in the relations between the European Union and its Mediterranean neighbours. Its case studies on border management, counter-terrorism and rule of law promotion are highly knowledgeable and well researched. This book is valuable reading for anyone interested in EU-Mediterranean relations and their evolution.'

- Sandra Lavenex, Professor of International Relations and Global Governance, Institute of Political Science, University of Lucerne, Switzerland

'An excellent contribution to Europe's new security relations with its Mediterranean neighbours. In the wake of the Arab spring, this book could not be more topical.'

-Dr. Eiko Thielmann, Senior Lecturer, London School of Economics