Europeanization in a Global Context

Integrating Turkey into the World Polity

  • Didem Buhari Gulmez

Part of the Europe in a Global Context book series (EGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Opening Pandora’s Box: Europeanizations in Plural

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Didem Buhari Gulmez
      Pages 15-36
    3. Didem Buhari Gulmez
      Pages 61-75
  3. Europeanization alla Turca: Expanding Rights and Rites

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 193-236

About this book


This book puts forward an original approach to Europeanization in a global context. Following the world polity approach, the author establishes the missing link between global, European and domestic realms and reveals the multiplicity of dynamics and logics driving the reform process in European Union candidate countries. A range of other topics are investigated, including whether Europeanization is only driven by parochial strategic interests or by broader normative concerns and how we can make sense of the selectivity in domestic compliance with the EU without succumbing to binary thinking.

Focusing on the critical case of Turkey, the book puts forward three varieties of Europeanization: strategic, normative and ritualized, which underlie the complex dynamics that drive the reform processes in EU candidate countries. It will be of interest to scholars and students with an interest in Sociology, Political Science, International Relations, Globalization, Europeanization, European Studies and Turkish Studies.


candidate countries European Union democracy sociology politics ombudsmanship Cyprus conflict

Authors and affiliations

  • Didem Buhari Gulmez
    • 1
  1. 1.İstanbul Kemerburgaz UniversityIstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-95058-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-95059-1
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