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The trend scenario of the western Mediterranean is characterised by internal socioeconomic conflict within the Maghreb countries (mainly in Algeria) and by a type of industrialisation that consumes the resources and in the short-term impoverishes the countries. In this article other possible scenarios are presented. Their paths of development are based, first, on the promotion of inter-Maghreb cohesion and an inter-Maghreb market, and second on the sociotechnical development (with European collaboration) of the Maghreb core territories. The north of Africa has a high strategic value for providing European energy and commerce. The change of trend urgently calls for a unified effort and compromise on the part of the international and national actors.

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Authors: ROJO T, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Futures, Vol. 26 (1994) No. 5, pp. 467-489
Record Number: 199411152 / Last updated on: 1994-11-25
Original language: en
Available languages: en