Discourse, Identity and the Question of Turkish Accession to the EU: Through the Looking Glass
By: Catherine Macmillan (author)Hardback
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Discourse, Identity and the Question of Turkish Accession to the EU: Through the Looking Glass provides an invaluable analysis of the issues of Turkish accession to the EU. The focus on elite discourse provides a new and engaging approach to this contentious topic and offers a unique understanding of the competing arguments within the EU regarding the question of Turkey's accession and the differing visions for the European Union that underlie them. Utilising the Habermasian Theory of Communicative Action Catherine MacMillan focuses on how political elites from the member states and EU institutions engage with the issue, analyses the different attitudes to the Turkish candidacy to the EU and explores the wider implications and competing visions of the EU the differences highlight. By closely examining the different ways that EU elites view and react to this issue vital lessons about the potential wider enlargement of the union to central and eastern Europe can be drawn.
Dr Catherine Macmillan is an Assistant Professor at Yeditepe University, Istanbul. Her main area of interest is Turkey-EU relations, European integration and Europeanisation.
Contents: Introduction: the construction of self and other: a conceptual framework; Images of the Turk in Europe: a historical overview; Constitutional patriots or inhabitants of 'Fortress Europe'? Public attitudes to Europe, the EU and Turkish accession; A deliberative approach to EU enlargement: the case of Turkish accession; The application of foreign policy discourse analysis to British, French and Turkish discourse on Turkish accession to the EU; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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