The Book will trace the growing cooperation between the EU and the Arab Mediterranean countries. The interest in cooperation on the Arab side is closely related to their internal change from "Arab Socialism" and Import- Substitution Industrialization to open market economies. In spite of the persistence of authoritarian rule these societies have relatively become more European. The process of getting a "Stake in EU's Internal Market" and the various EU support programs have a slow but rather systematic impact on these countries - much more than Arab or African cooperation.
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