Call for papers: “Environmental Issues of the Mediterranean”

International Journal of Euro-Mediterranean Studies (IJEMS) Thematic Issue on: “Environmental Issues of the Mediterranean Region”

Guest Editors: Rune Gulev, University of Primorska, and Francesc Prior Sanz, IESE Business School, University of Navarra

The global economic crisis has left scars on most countries around the world – countries in Europe and the Mediterranean basin are no exception. Spain is experiencing record levels of unemployment, rising cost of basic foods such as rice, bread and cooking oils has worsened Egypt’s food crisis for the poor and inflation runs ramped in several other North African and Southern European countries, just to mention a few examples. Ironically, the countries that had the least to do with the onset of the crisis have felt its tyranny the most. Hence, as the wake of the crisis seems to be subsiding, it is time to critically evaluate how we can best proceed from here. How do we decrease the vulnerability of countries in the Euro-Mediterranean basin to such global economic shocks and, at the same time, set forth prosperous economic agendas that do not miss out on global opportunities?
Within this thought line, numerous proposed strategies exist that seek to achieve better global market positioning for the region. However, common for these and other promising proposals is that they are hugely underdeveloped; the how and what of realistic business and economic opportunities and stability remains unresolved. In this special issue of IJEMS we invite you to submit your intelligent thoughts on how the countries within the Euro-Mediterranean region can better protect themselves against global volatility and at the same time prosper through coherent and sustainable business agendas. Which business routes should we pursue, either independently or as a region, in order to secure a more stable global market position and our long term prosperity?
Submissions Deadline: 7 January 2010.
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been re-written).
When submitting a manuscript, please follow the guidelines for submission, click here.

Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees under a double-blind peer review process, where both the referees and the authors are kept anonymous.
Alen Jezovnik
Managing Editor
International Journal of Euro-Mediterranean Studies
e-mail: [email protected]
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