This book provides a keen analysis of the impact of European regionalism in the Mediterranean, focusing on the politics of representation and constructions of identity. The Mediterranean - as a region, as an area of EU policy and as a place on the fringe of a rapidly integrating Europe - has been a theoretically under-researched area. Containing empirical research on Greece, Malta and Morocco, this theory-led investigation into the political effects of the Mediterranean's symbolic geography, complements work done on the constitution of entities such as nations, Europe and the West.
"The Politics of Regional Identity" draws on the field of critical IR and critical geopolitics to examine both the theoretical and empirical manifestations of these changing geopolitical images and discourses. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of politics, international relations and the European Union.