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Turkish Accession to the EU : Satisfying the Copenhagen Criteria - Eric Faucompret

Turkish Accession to the EU

Satisfying the Copenhagen Criteria

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Published: 23rd May 2008
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Is Turkey on the way to meet the economic Copenhagen criteria?


The enlargement process that the European Union faced the last decade stirred the debate again about the role Turkey has to play and whether or not Turkey should be part of the European Union. While the enlargement with the Central and East European countries of the former Soviet Union was a logical process, given the strong trade relationships and the political and historical context of these countries, the potential enlargement with Turkey is much more complex and controversial.


The main innovation of the present study is that it unravels the complexity of the Turkish case by approaching the problem from different angles in a comprehensive way. In particular, by tuning in on the historic, political and economic processes, new insights are obtained about the feasibility of Turkish accession to the EU. By combining lessons from the existing literature, the use of new data and the analysis of the political economic processes, a new perspective on the enlargement question - with the key Copenhagen criteria used as a corner stone - is offered.

List of figures
List of tables
Map of Turkey
Short survey of the history of Turkeyp. 1
History of Turkey-EU relationsp. 20
The Copenhagen economic criteriap. 49
The Copenhagen political criteriap. 151
Other conditionsp. 171
Final conclusionp. 183
Notesp. 189
Referencesp. 196
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780415457132
ISBN-10: 0415457130
Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Economies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 23rd May 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1