Turkey-European Union Relations

Turkey-European Union Relations : Dilemmas, Opportunities, and Constraints

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Turkish membership to the European Union generates significant debate among politicians, policy-makers, and academicians. At the same time, the issue of Turkish membership carries challenges for European Union policy-making as well as for theories of integration. This volume comes at a timely interval when there is a need to better understand the Turkish accession to the European Union. The purpose of this volume is twofold. First, it seeks to examine the political background of the European Union-Turkey enlargement negotiation process, and second, it aims at assessing the current strengths and weaknesses of the Turkish candidature. By analyzing the obstacles in front of Turkish negotiations, it aims to uncover the road in front of Turkey's European Union membership. The volume focuses on political, social, and economic issues relevant to the accession process and assesses the transformation at these different levels in line with the negotiations.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 154.94 x 218.44 x 30.48mm | 612.35g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739124471
  • 9780739124475
  • 2,219,240

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This volume provides a collection of incisive analyses of EU-Turkey relations. Each of the chapter contributions offers critical interrogation of a relationship that is both under-studied and frequently misunderstood. The analysis contained within Turkey-European Union Relations deserves to be widely read and will receive ready appreciation. -- Richard G. Whitman, University of Bath This book takes the debate about Turkey-EU relations to a new level-a splendid collection of essays between detailed analyses and challenging provocations across theoretical and political divides. -- Thomas Diez, University of Birmingham This edited book by Meltem Muftuler-Bac and Yannis Stivachtis is a timely volume that offers insights into complex issues covering EU-Turkey relations. The contributors meticulously cover past, present, and future topics in a comparative perspective and present important conclusions that have significant theoretical and policy implications not only for this case but also for regional integration in Europe. This book is a must read for scholars and policy makers alike. -- Birol Yesilada, Portland State University
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About Ioannis Stivachtis

Yannis Stivachtis is the director of the International Studies Program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Meltem Muftuler-Bac is a professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanci University.
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Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: Dilemmas in EU-Turkey Relations Chapter 3 1. Europe and the 'Turk': An English School Approach to the Study of EU-Turkish Relations Chapter 4 2. Turkish Accession and the Quest for a European Polity: Discursive Strategies and Organized Hypocrisy Chapter 5 3. European Strategic Vision and Turkey's EU Bid Chapter 6 4. The Strategic Implications of Turkey's EU Membership Part 7 Part II: Opportunities and Constraints in Turkey-European Union Relations Chapter 8 5. Turkey's Accession Negotiations with the European Union: The Long Path Ahead Chapter 9 6. Turkey and the 'New Europe': Challenges and Opportunities during the Accession Negotiations Chapter 10 7. Greek and Greek Cypriot Views of Turkey's Accession to the European Union: On the Endurance of a Spectacular Paradigmatic Shift Chapter 11 8. The Cyprus Question in the Programs of the Turkish Governments and the Turkish Political Parties, 1980-2005 Chapter 12 9. Turkey's Changing Perceptions of the EU: From Partnership to Patronship-The Ever Changing Nature of EU Conditionality in an Ever Distanced Europe Chapter 13 10. Redefining State and Society in the March Toward Europe: The Radicalization of Turkey Chapter 14 11. Current Turkish Economic Policies and the Target of EU Membership Part 15 Part III: EU-Turkey Accession Negotiations: A Comparative Perspective Chapter 16 12. A Promising Comparison: Greek and Turkish Elite Attitudes to European Integration Chapter 17 13. Fulfilling the Copenhagen Political Criteria: A Comparison between Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania Chapter 18 14. Civil-Military Relations as a Component of Democratic Consolidation in Turkey: A Comparison with Greece
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