Ben O’Loughlin along with Natalia Chaban and Alister Miskimmon have published a new special issue of European Security entitled, Perceptions and Narratives of EU Crisis Diplomacy. The articles present research from the three-year project, Crisis, Conflict and Critical Diplomacy: EU Perceptions in Ukraine, Israel and Palestine (C3EU). The context for the research is that the European Commission and the EEAS aim to more effectively engage with publics and stakeholders in the European Neighbourhood. Ukraine, Israel and Palestine are currently embroiled in conflicts set in differing contexts which threaten the EU’s eastern and southern edges. The research in these new articles diagnoses perceptions and narratives of the EU in these volatile strategic neighbours and tracks expectations about what role the EU should play. Read it here.
If you are interested in how communication works in international relations, this is important reading.
The special issue contains an article by Miskimmon and O’Loughlin that seeks to identify the narratives young people in Israel and Palestine hold about the EU. This is the first article they have published using the ‘Q-sort’ method of identifying the narratives people hold about politics. Read it here.