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When Domestic Meets With International: The Political Transformation Of Turkey, 1997-2004, Engin Erdem Jul 2007

When Domestic Meets With International: The Political Transformation Of Turkey, 1997-2004, Engin Erdem

ENGIN I ERDEM Dr.

This paper examines Turkey's relations with the European Union from December 1997 to December 2004 to understand the major dynamics behind the recent democratization and human rights reforms in Turkey. For this purpose, the study focuses on three factors: (1) the impact of EU, particularly the Copenhagen conditionality (2) the government structure (coalition vs. majority government) (3) the governing party's/parties' commitment level to the EU membership goal. The comparison across three periods of Turkey-EU relations (1997-1999, 1999-2002, 2002-2004) makes it possible to identify the relative significance of each factor for the reforms. In combining the international and ...


"Medeniyetler Çatışması" Tezi Ve 11 Eylül, Engin Erdem Dec 2006

"Medeniyetler Çatışması" Tezi Ve 11 Eylül, Engin Erdem

ENGIN I ERDEM Dr.

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