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The European Union and Turkey

An Anchor/Credibility Dilemma, 1st Edition

By Mehmet Ugur


286 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

1. The Anchor/Credibility Dilemma in EU-Turkey Relations: Introduction. 2. State-Society Interaction, European Integration and the EU’s Anchoring Capacity. 3. State-Society Interaction and Non-Credible Policy Commitments in Turkey. 4. The Anchor/Credibility Dilemma and Trade Policy. 5. The Anchor/Credibility Dilemma and Free Movement. 6. The Anchor/Credibility Dilemma and the Cyprus Problem. 7. The Anchor/Credibility Dilemma and Human Rights. 8. General Conclusions.

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