This book examines the important issue of Turkey's relationship with Europe. The authors uniquely present the Turkish view of integration within the broad context of the debates on Europeanisation and sovereignty, but with a specific focus on the internal debates and issues in Turkey itself. Key issues considered include populism, economic policy design, nationalism, Islam, human rights, business, public attitudes to Europeanisation and the position of the Turkish polity.
Table of Contents
1. Turkey and European Integration: Introduction Section 1: Public Opinion and EU Membership 2. Societal Perceptions of Turkey's EU Membership Section 2: Economic Governance and EU Membership 3. Populism as a Barrier to Intergration with the EU: Rethinking the Copenhagen Criteria 4. Economic Mismangement and Turkey's Troubled Relations with the EU: Is there a Link? 5. Europeanisation of Turkey Peak Business Organisations and Turkey-EU Relations Section 3: Religion and EU membership 6. Islamist Redefinition(s) of European and Islamic Identities in Turkey 7. The Islamist Movement and Turkey-EU Relations Section 4: International-domestic Interactions 8. Helsinki, Copenhagen and Beyond: Challenges to the New Europe and the Turkish state 9. Turkish Political Parties and the EU Discourse in the Post-Helsinki Period: A Case of Europeanization 10. The Turkish Contract of Citizenship and The Union Model: Limits of Convergence 11. Leverage in Theory and Practice: Human Rights and Turkey's EU Candidacy 12. Turkey and European Integration: Conclusion