Turkey and the European Union

Turkey and the European Union

Author: Senem Aydin-Düzgit

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137387325

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This book by two leading experts provides a comprehensive analysis of Turkey's relationship with the European Union, set in its regional and international context. It provides three analytical lenses through which the relationship might be understood – Turkey as an enlargement country, as an EU neighbour and as a global partner – and unpacks the implications of each. Turkey and the European Union focuses on the five pillars that help define the relationship: economics, migration, security, democracy and human rights, and culture and identity. It shows how the differing perspectives on Turkey's role can influence events and developments in these areas, and it traces the profound fluctuations in relations, from the Association Agreement of 1963, to the candidacy for full membership of 1999, to the limbo of today. Turkey continues to be a critically important country for the European Union. The relationship has consequences that are both ideational, embedded in history, politics, identity and culture, and material, relating to economics, energy and security. In examining this complex relationship, this book addresses a key issue for Europe's future, and does so in a fashion that is both sophisticated and accessible.

Turkey and the European Union

Turkey and the European Union

Author: Yonca Özer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317006015

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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The accession of Turkey to the EU presents a fascinating case study for all those with an interest in europeanisation. Officially recognised as a candidate for full membership in 1999 Turkey's negotiations with the EU have been protracted and highly controversial. Turkey and the European Union: Processes of Europeanisation offers a coherent and focussed account of Turkey's recent relations and accession negotiations with the EU. Europeanisation as an explanatory tool is used to review how the EU has successfully induced change in Turkish policies and institutions whilst careful analysis is also conducted into where europeanisation has failed and explores how it may even have inadvertently contributed to forming a backlash against accession. Authoritative local and International contributors provide in-depth analysis as to why the process has had such a varied impact across a range of policies and institutions and ask, given the high costs of joining the EU and decreasing incentives, if europeanisation can still exert an influence in the future. Despite Turkey's unique geographical and political position between East and West the relationship with the EU is not a case sui generis. This book offers valuable insights on the effectiveness of europeanisation for all those within and without the framework of the European Union.

The European Union and Turkey

The European Union and Turkey

Author: Mehmet Ugur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429784194

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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First published in 1999, this volume draws on the theories of integration, credible policy commitments and convergence, this book demonstrates that the problematic evolution of the EU-Turkey relations has been due to an anchor / credibility dilemma: neither Turkey’s European orientation was a credible commitment nor was the EU’s anchoring capacity resolute enough to make policy reversals in Turkey less likely. The way out of this dilemma is to re-write the existing contracts so that non-transparency and the scope for discretion are minimised.

Turkey and the European Union

Turkey and the European Union

Author: Esra LaGro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230223035

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 786

This volume provides a thorough analysis of Turkey's accession to the EU and contributes to ongoing debates about the future relationship. It is a highly dynamic encounter and both questions and answers related to the accession seem constantly in flux. The book provides valuable information on the present and future state of affairs.

Turkey and the European Union

Turkey and the European Union

Author: Firat Cengiz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134074624

Category: Law

Page: 234

View: 170

In recent years, Turkey has become an ever more important actor on the international stage. However, Turkey-EU relations still remain in a state of flux. The EU and Turkey seem to have moved apart in their political aspirations after Turkey’s EU accession talks faced a stalemate over the Republic of Cyprus’ EU accession as a divided island. Likewise, both Turkey and the EU have recently faced new socio-political realities, such as the Eurozone crisis, the Arab Spring and the Turkish government’s shifting foreign policy towards the Middle East region. Such developments have rendered EU membership potentially a less desirable prospect for an increasingly self-confident Turkey. In light of these recent events, this book explores the evolving challenges and opportunities facing the more than 50-year old Turkey-EU relationship. This volume focuses particularly on the role of the Cyprus issue, the potential for closer Turkey-EU cooperation in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, the impact on Turkish citizens and politics, as well as the concept of Europeanization, especially in relation to Turkey’s democratic reform process. In drawing together perspectives from the disciplines of international relations, political science and law, this book offers a unique, interdisciplinary outlook towards the changing role of Europe in Turkey’s political discourse. This book will be of interest to researchers and students of Turkey-EU relations, EU external relations Law, Europeanization and Turkish and Middle Eastern politics.

Turkey and the European Union

Turkey and the European Union

Author: Lucia Najslova

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838602680

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 370

Turkey's EU accession talks, which began in 2005, were intended to strengthen Turkey's democracy and the EU's ability to embrace difference. Instead, we have seen repeated questioning of Turkey's 'Europeanness' and mutual exploitation of the other's weaknesses. Offering a unique analysis of conversations in and about Turkey and the EU, Lucia Najšlová adopts an interdisciplinary ethnographic lens, taking the reader through misunderstandings in the diplomatic framework and into everyday interactions between various protagonists of the relationship. Questions of belonging and recognition underpin the analysis and connect various research sites, including the 2016 refugee deal and the status of Turkish Cypriots. Najšlová delves into the temporal dimensions of this dynamic, such as questions surrounding Turkish modernity and nation-building, and asks whether there is such a thing as good timing for democracy and what would happen if the diplomatic framework of Turkey-EU relations started moving faster.

Divergent Pathways: Turkey and the European Union

Divergent Pathways: Turkey and the European Union

Author: Meltem Müftüler-Baç

Publisher: Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783847406129

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

View: 565

Should Turkey become a part of the European Union? This heated debate has been going on for many years now, always under the assumption that it is the membership candidate alone who needs to adjust to the EU’s influence. The book’s main argument is precisely that the Turkish accession needs to be analyzed not only by looking at the EU’s impact on Turkish transformation but also from an angle that captures the Turkish role in recasting Europe.

Turkey and the European Union

Turkey and the European Union

Author: Beken Saatçioğlu

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 9783748900696

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

View: 411

Dieser Band untersucht die anhaltende Komplexität in den EU-Türkei Beziehungen unter Berücksichtigung aller relevanten thematischen Dimensionen und mit dem Ziel, ein plausibles Zukunftsszenario herauszuarbeiten. Nach einer Narrativ-Analyse identifizieren einzelne Kapitel wichtige Entwicklungen, die die Beziehungen in den Bereichen Politik, Sicherheit, Wirtschaft, Energie, Migration und Identität beeinflussen. Sie ordnen die Beziehungen im Lichte dreier idealtypischer Szenarien von Konvergenz, Kooperation und Konflikt ein und benennen das wahrscheinlichste Szenario für den jeweiligen Bereich. Basierend auf diesen Erkenntnissen wird das Szenario der konfliktreichen Kooperation für die mittelfristigen EU-Türkei Beziehungen identifiziert und im Detail erläutert. Mit Beiträgen von İbrahim Semih Akçomak, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Lorenzo Colantoni, Angeliki Dimitriadi, Atila Eralp, Erkan Erdil, Doruk Ergun, Hanna Lisa Hauge, Ayhan Kaya, Ebru Ece Özbey, Bahar Rumelili, Beken Saatçioğlu, Eduard Soler i Lecha, Melike Sökmen, Funda Tekin, Sinan Ülgen und Wolfgang Wessels.

Turkey and the European Union

Turkey and the European Union

Author: Ali Carkoglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135761196

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 441

These papers examine the history behind Turkey's application for EU membership. The contributors tackle the thorny issues of Cyprus, Turkey's attitude towards a common defence policy and Turkish parliamentarians' views on the nation's relations with the European Union.

Turkey and the EU: Accession and Reform

Turkey and the EU: Accession and Reform

Author: Gamze Avci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135734565

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

View: 598

Turkish accession to the European Union is an important but controversial item on the agenda of the European Union. By focusing on the various domestic sources that drive Turkish politics, this comprehensive study of both classic and new topics supported by fresh, new insights fills a void in the current literature on Turkey-EU relations. This volume is a comprehensive, state of the art study of domestic politics and policies and their role in Turkey’s EU accession. Contributions are obtained from established scholars, acknowledged for their expertise in their respective fields. The content is structured along issues, dynamics, actors and policies that drive Turkish politics and it provides an integrated assessment of the dynamics in Turkey-EU relations to general readers, students and specialists in EU Enlargement and Turkish politics alike. Original contributions to ‘classic’ topics such as the customs union, human rights, military, civil society, public and elite opinion, political parties and the Kurdish issue are made by assessing the domestic sources of recent developments during the negotiations period. In addition, ‘new’ topics are included that previously have not been covered or analyzed in volumes on Turkish-EU relations such as the Alevi issue, European Turks, corruption in Turkey, and Turkish parliamentary elite opinion on Turkey and the EU. This book was published as a special issue of South European Society and Politics.

Turkey's Accession to the European Union

Turkey's Accession to the European Union

Author: Belgin Akçay

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739179826

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 907

Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: Political and Economic Challenges, edited by Belgin Akçay and Bahri Yilmaz, examines economic and political assessments concerning Turkey’s road to inclusion in the European Union. This book provides a timely overview of some of the most important issues and debates in the changing context of Europe, the changing context of domestic politics and foreign policy in Turkey, and the likely implications of these changes and developments for EU-Turkey relations.

Debating Turkey in Europe

Debating Turkey in Europe

Author: Caner Tekin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110614671

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 177

In contemporary history, a much-debated issue has been whether European nations have a common identity and what relevance the European Union has for a shared definition of Europeanness. The present book examines the link between historical conceptions of Europe and the contestations over Turkey’s compatibility with the European Union during the 2000s.