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Diplomacy and Lobbying During Turkey's Europeanisation : The Private Life of Politics - Bilge Firat

Diplomacy and Lobbying During Turkey's Europeanisation

The Private Life of Politics

Hardcover Published: 26th September 2019
ISBN: 9781526133625
Number Of Pages: 224

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How do interstate actors negotiate their interests? What do 'common interests' look like from their historically and culturally contingent perspectives? What happens when actors work for their private, professional, public, personal or institutional interests, even when those interests go against their mandate? Honing in on the role of diplomats and lobbyists during negotiations for Turkey's contentious EU membership bid, this book presents intricate, backstage conflicts of power and interests and negotiations of compromises, which drove this candidate country both closer to and farther apart from the EU. Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Brussels, this first book-length account of Turkish Europeanisation argues that public, private and corporate actors voicing economic, political and bureaucratic interests from all corners of Europe sought access to markets and polities through the Turkish bid instead of facilitating Turkey's EU accession, earning recognition & power.

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"Firat has been hanging with the Eurocrats, the diplomats and the lobbyists of Brussels and comes back with a story that throws new light on their actual everyday give and take. The book offers that rare thing: new knowledge." Iver B. Neumann, author of At Home with the Diplomats -- .

ISBN: 9781526133625
ISBN-10: 1526133628
Series: Political Ethnography
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 26th September 2019
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.5

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