Turkey's Accession to the European Union: An Unusual by Constantine Arvanitopoulos

By Constantine Arvanitopoulos

Eu perspectives on Turkey’s club within the ecu were cut up among these in help of its complete integration and people advocating a privileged partnership. To the level that a few of the latter proposals indicate that Turkey may be in part built-in inside of Europe in yes components, the query of Turkey’s accession will not be approximately ‘if’, yet approximately ‘how a lot’ integration there'll be in the Union’s constructions. the aim of this ebook isn't to provide a definitive reaction to this question. The e-book goals as a substitute to check the complexity of the problems relating Turkey’s potential ecu club by means of featuring a number of, usually divergent, money owed of the political, protection and socio-economic dimensions of the full technique. The publication offers a discussion board for an trade of perspectives between wonderful students and researchers from various nationwide backgrounds so that it will give a contribution to the continuing public dialogue of Turkey’s accession. subtle, informative and clean in its argumentation, the e-book presents a superb assessment of the complexities of Turkey’s accession to the european club. Professor Mustafa Aydin, TOBB college of Economics and expertise A fresh view from the eu outer edge, an unique replicate of the Union's significant demanding situations. Professor Georges Prevelakis, collage of Paris 1 – Panth?on-Sorbonne

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Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy (pp. 126–141). Manchester: Manchester University Press. Stefanova, B. (2006). The ‘No’ vote in the French and Dutch referenda on the EU constitution: A spillover of consequences for the wider Europe. PS: Political Science & Politics, 39(2), 251–255. , & Dimitrova, A. (2007). Compliance in the EU enlargement process: Institutional reform and the limits of conditionality. In J. M. Josselin & A. ), Democracy, freedom and coercion: A law and economics approach (pp.

The clash between Christian and Muslim societies becomes an issue of great importance when considering the power that should be granted to Turkey as an eventual member of the EU. With its present growth rate, Turkey’s population in the next 20 years will be as high as 90 million, which would make it the most populous state in the EU. As a result, it should have more seats in the European Parliament than Germany or France, currently the two largest states, and consequently more voting power. That the most powerful state within European institutions would be a Muslim country is difficult to accept, not only due to the still-powerful prejudices against Muslims within Christian nations, but also because it is feared that ideas defended by Muslims might clash with Western values, and in this way Western values might eventually be undermined as a result of Turkish entry.

As the document stressed, ‘A new institutional settlement should have been reached by the time the next new member is likely to be ready to join the Union’ (European Commission, 2006, p. 18). Second, the Commission asserted that conditionality should be strictly applied in respect of the implementation of rigorous reforms by the applicant countries. Finally, the Commission’s report suggested that the advantages and the challenges of enlargement should be better communicated by the Union to its citizens (European Commission, 2006, pp.

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