Since the end of the Cold War, Italy has sought to frame its relations with different southern Mediterranean countries inside various European multilateral initiatives. The Italian foreign policy objective to achieve stability and dependability in such relations has largely been met through the launch of different European Union (EU) framework policies, such as the 1995 Barcelona Process and more recently the 2008 Union for the Mediterranean (Aliboni 1999, Carbone 2008). The Italian diplomacy’s preferred approach, one can thus infer, has been to Europeanise its foreign policy in the Mediterranean area, whenever possible (Balfour 2005).
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Published inItaly's Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century: A Contested Nature?
Pages178 - 196
CitationCHELOTTI, N. and JOHANSSON-NOGUES, E., 2014. Stable unpredictability? An assessment of the Italian-Libyan relations. IN: Marchi, L., Whitman, R. and Edwards, G. (eds.), 2014. Italy's foreign policy in the twenty-first century: a contested nature? London: Routledge, 2014, pp.178-196.
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NotesThis is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in 'Italy's foreign policy in the twenty-first century: a contested nature?' on 31/10/2014, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781138504134/.