Cover text:With the process of a “wider Europe” (EU-Commission President Romano Prodi’s “ringof friends”) that extends from Marrakech in Morocco to St. Petersburg in Russiagathering speed, the growing rift between Europe and America also is about how to dealpolitically with the countries of the Mediterranean-Muslim world. The house of Islam
(Dar al Islam)
was pivotal to the European path to the Renaissance and to the re-discovery of classic Greek philosophy. The Mediterranean policy of the European Unionaims at a positive and cooperative relationship with the region.A successful integration of the Mediterranean South would have tremendous and positiverepercussions for regional and world peace. World-wide leading experts from the field of world systems analysis, economics, integration theory, political science, theology andarea studies, agnostics, Christians, Jews and Muslims alike discuss the issue withEuropean decision makers. The outcome is an interdisciplinary evaluation of thisprojected export of peace, cooperation, dialogue and stability in the framework of worldcenter-periphery relationships.
Contributors to Volume 2
: Syed M.
, John R.
The First Declaration of Alexandria
, and Patrick