Jointly published with the Centre for European Studies and the Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy
2009, XX, 215 p.
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Gives a multidimensional approach to Turkey's accession to the European Union
Examines the complexity of this membership with regards to political, security and socio-economic dimensions
Offers a scholarly contribution to ongoing debate over Turkey's accession
Presents most recent developments on the topic
European views on Turkey’s membership in the EU have been split between those in support of its full integration and those advocating a privileged partnership. To the extent that many of the latter proposals imply that Turkey will be partially integrated within Europe in certain areas, the question of Turkey’s accession is probably not about ‘if’, but about ‘how much’ integration there will be within the Union’s structures. The purpose of this book is not to offer a definitive response to this question. The book aims instead to examine the complexity of the issues pertaining to Turkey’s prospective EU membership by presenting several, often divergent, accounts of the political, security and socio-economic dimensions of the entire process. The book provides a forum for an exchange of views among distinguished scholars and researchers from different national backgrounds in order to contribute to the ongoing public discussion of Turkey’s accession.
Sophisticated, informative and refreshing in its argumentation, the book provides an excellent overview of the complexities of Turkey’s accession to the EU membership.
Professor Mustafa Aydin, TOBB University of Economics and Technology
A refreshing view from the European periphery, an original mirror of the Union's central challenges.
Professor Georges Prevelakis, University of Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne
Content Level »Research
Keywords »EU enlargement - European Integration - European Union - European Union (EU) - European security - Governance - Islam - Turkey - politics
Introduction; Enlargement Governance and the Union’s Integration Capacity; The EU-Turkey Negotiations: Between the Siege of Vienna and the Reconquest of Constantinople; Turkey and Europe: The Importance of Predictability; Tertium Datur: Turkey’s Application for EU Membership; Europeanisation and Its Discontents: Turkey, 1959–2007; The European Union, Islam and Turkey: Delineating Europe’s Soft Power; Turkey and European Security; Is Turkey Still an Asset for European Security?; The Emergence of New Security Threats to the EU and Their Implications for Eu–Turkey Relations: The Case of Illegal Migration; How Can the European Union Transform the Greek–Turkish Conflict?; Whither Turkey? Greece’s Aegean Options; Greek–Turkish Peace Processes as Autopoietic Systems; Turkey and the Identity of Europe: Contemporary Identity Politics in the European Frontier; The Debate’s Impact on Europe; Imagining the EU in the Turkish Mirror; What Makes Turkish Islam Unique?; The Political Economy of Turkey’s Accession to the EU: A Comparative Analysis.