Turkey and the European Union: Internal Dynamics and External Challenges

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J. Joseph
Springer, Nov 28, 2006 - Political Science - 270 pages
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Turkey and the European Union makes a scholarly contribution to the debate over Turkey's participation in the European integration process and the EU's future enlargement. It explores the recent history of EU-Turkish relations and looks at the prospects and challenges that Turkey's membership presents to both the EU and Turkey.
 

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Contents

Turkey at the Threshold of the European Union
1
A StockTaking Exercise at the Start of Accession Negotiations
16
Modern Turkeyss Troubled Road to Democratic Consolidation and the Pluralizing Role of Erdo287ans ProIslam Government
42
A View from the Turkish Grand National Assembly
71
Does the EU Make a Difference?
83
6 The Kurdish Problem in International Politics
96
7 The Europeanization of Turkeys Kurdish Question
122
8 The Greek Variable in EUTurkish Relations
138
9 Turkeys Quest for EU Membership and the Cyprus Problem
161
10 Security Implications of Turkeys March Towards EU Membership
178
11 The US and Turkeys Quest for EU Membership
191
Some Conclusions for Europe
211
Bibliography
233
Index
240
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TOZUN BAHCHELI Professor of Political Science, King's University College, University of Western Ontario, Canada ELIF ERSIN Involved in Research Projects on EU-Turkish relations MICHAEL M. GUNTER Professor of Political Science, Tennessee Technological University, USA OZLEM KAYHAN PhD Candidate, University of Notre Dame, USA DAN LINDLEY Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, USA ALEXANDER KAZAMIAS Senior Lecturer in Politics, Coventry University, UK MUSTAFA KIBAROGLU Associate Professor of International Relations, Bilkent University, Istanbul SPYRIDON KOTSOVILIS PhD Candidate in Political Science, McGill University, Canada NEOPHYTOS G. LOIZIDES Lecturer, Department of Politics and the Hellenic Studies Program at Princeton University, USA OMER TASPINAR Director of the Turkey Program, Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe, and Adjunct Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA NATHALIE TOCCI Marie Curie Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy MEHMET UGUR Jean Monnet Reader in European Political Economy, University of Greenwich Business School, UK WENDY WEBER Visiting Instructor, Macalester College, Minnesota, USA

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