What exactly is the power that is exercised in civilian power relations? How and where does it manifest itself, and how does it shape the reality of interaction between states? This book provides an original look at civilian power, taking into account fundamental power theory as well as current debates on this subject. In this framework, it presents a comparative analysis of Euro-Israeli and Euro-Egyptian relations. The author thus makes an innovative contribution to power theory by offering new insights into the role of civilian power in Euro-Mediterranean relations.