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Part 7 International Influences and Interactions, 7.6 The European Union and the Constitution-making Processes in the Arab World: Observer or Actor?

Timo Tohidipur

From: Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring

Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Röder

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 August 2020

The Mediterranean Sea, which connects Europe to the North African and West Asian states, has long been the stage of a narrative of a lasting dialogue between Europe and the Arab-Islamic world,1 a dialogue on economy, culture, and political issues but a narrative of a militant and colonial history whose traces are in certain contexts still clearly visible. Debates on Eurocentric worldviews and a specific approach of Western thinking on North African and West Asian countries and cultures, often compressed in the term of “Orientalism”,2 have accompanied the...
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