Turkey and the EU: An Awkward Candidate for EU Membership? : An Awkward Candidate for EU Membership? book cover
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Turkey and the EU: An Awkward Candidate for EU Membership?
An Awkward Candidate for EU Membership?

ISBN 9781138710986
Published November 7, 2019 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

This book was published in 2003.The book presents an analysis of the development of the European Union's policy towards Turkey from a comparative perspective and compares the EU's approach to the issues in the EU-Turkey relationship. However, the literature on EU-Turkey relations is excessively rigid, antiquated and opinionated, reflecting the stylized version of the official approaches to issues between the two. With this in mind, the primary objective of this study is to contribute to the literature by using a comparative approach to analyse these relations. Human rights, the Greco-Turkish dispute and the security considerations of both parties are chosen as specific policy issues. Moreover, the book adopts a new approach and covers several of the key topics in the EU enlargement debate. Finally, it explores the question as to whether the EU's containment policy will be sustainable in the long term and examines possible scenarios for both parties.

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Preface, Acknowledgments, List of Abbreviations, Contents, 1. Introduction: An Alternative Approach to Traditional Perspectives of EU-Turkish Relations, 2. Conceptualizing the EU's Enlargement Policy: Motivations, Conditions and Instruments for the EU's Enlargement Policy, 3. The EU-Turkey Association: A Flawed Instrument?, 4. Economic Instruments ofthe EU's Policy for Turkey in a Comparative Perspective with the CEECs, 5. The Political Aspects ofthe EU's Policy Towards Turkey in the Context of a New European Political Order, 6. The Greek Factor: The Ultirnate Obstacle to Turkish Membership?, 7. Security Aspects of the EU's Relations with Turkey, 8. Conclusions, Bibliography, Index

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