Turkey's accession to the European Union. (c2012)

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dc.contributor.author Hajali, Majd
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-05T12:23:09Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-05T12:23:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-02-05
dc.date.submitted 2012-06-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1459
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 102-109). en_US
dc.description.abstract The accession process of Turkey into the European Union has been a long and drawn out process. Ever since Turkey and the EEC signed an agreement, Turkey was lead to believe that it will be granted membership into the European Union. While there are obvious religious and cultural differences, Turkey had made large strides with regards to becoming more in line with the European Union’s ideology and standards. Turkey has suffered from the fact that there are so-called “brakemen” states, which still have been acting as a hindrance with regards to the smooth flow of the process. These states have objections to Turkish accession due to issues that they claim should be resolved before Turkey is allowed to join the European Union. Furthermore, they note that there are serious economic, geopolitical and cultural aspects that need to be looked at in order for Turkey to be able to fully integrate into the Union. This being said, the European Union has made a public commitment to allow Turkey into the Union based on the founding principles of the Union and the fact that the Union has characterized Turkey as being “European”. If the Union is to hold back on the promises that it has made to Turkey, it runs the risk of losing credibility among the international community. This paper aims to understand the problems and hindrances that have plagued Turkey’s accession and to analyze them within a framework. Given that there has been much research done on the topic, this paper aims to add its own new contribution through its analysis of the various issues affecting accession as well as analysing the structural and intergovernmental problems within the EU that have also impacted its stance towards Turkey. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject European Union -- Turkey en_US
dc.subject European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- Turkey en_US
dc.subject Turkey -- Foreign relations -- European Union countries en_US
dc.title Turkey's accession to the European Union. (c2012) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The prospects of a European Turkey en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200900558 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xiii, 111 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss
dc.keywords The European Union en_US
dc.keywords Turkey en_US
dc.keywords Accession hindrances en_US
dc.keywords EU Member-States en_US
dc.keywords Europeanization en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2012.28 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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