Thinking energy outside the frame? Reframing and misframing in Euro-Mediterranean energy relations: Reframing and Misframing Dynamics in Euro-Mediterranean Energy Relations

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Abstract

The EU's initial reaction to the Arab uprisings in the field of energy cooperation was yet another proposal for creating an integrated Euro-Mediterranean energy market, despite the moot success of previous efforts. This paper investigates the policy frame underpinning the EU's persistent focus on market-regulatory harmonization since the late 1990s and enquires into whether it has experienced any change in the post-uprising context. While the paper finds an enduring dominance of the market-liberal frame, it also identifies signs of its erosion through processes of reframing and misframing, affecting also the EU's practical engagement with the region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-141
Number of pages20
JournalMediterranean Politics
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • POLICY
  • POWER
  • REGION
  • MARKET
  • UNION
  • MYTH

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