Turkey's Accession to the European Union

An Unusual Candidacy

  • Constantine Arvanitopoulos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Constantine Arvanitopoulos, Nikolaos Tzifakis
    Pages 1-7
  3. Constantine Arvanitopoulos, Nikolaos Tzifakis
    Pages 9-19
  4. Thanos Dokos
    Pages 75-85
  5. Kostas Ifantis
    Pages 121-132
  6. Ranier Fsadni
    Pages 159-169
  7. Ali Ihsan Aydin
    Pages 171-182
  8. Mustafa Akyol
    Pages 183-193
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 211-215

About this book


European views on Turkey’s membership in the EU have been split between those in support of its full integration and those advocating a privileged partnership. To the extent that many of the latter proposals imply that Turkey will be partially integrated within Europe in certain areas, the question of Turkey’s accession is probably not about ‘if’, but about ‘how much’ integration there will be within the Union’s structures. The purpose of this book is not to offer a definitive response to this question. The book aims instead to examine the complexity of the issues pertaining to Turkey’s prospective EU membership by presenting several, often divergent, accounts of the political, security and socio-economic dimensions of the entire process. The book provides a forum for an exchange of views among distinguished scholars and researchers from different national backgrounds in order to contribute to the ongoing public discussion of Turkey’s accession.

  • Sophisticated, informative and refreshing in its argumentation, the book provides an excellent overview of the complexities of Turkey’s accession to the EU membership.

Professor Mustafa Aydin, TOBB University of Economics and Technology

  • A refreshing view from the European periphery, an original mirror of the Union's central challenges.

Professor Georges Prevelakis, University of Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne


EU enlargement European Integration European Union European Union (EU) European security Governance Islam Turkey politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Constantine Arvanitopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for DemocracyAthensGreece

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