• Birsen Erdogan


This book analyses Turkish foreign policy discourse on humanitarian interventions and the responsibility to protect (R2P), especially regarding Libya and Syria. The theory, method and case studies are introduced shortly. Inspired by the ideas of Laclau and Mouffe, the main research question is how Turkish foreign policy discourses articulated key notions. Structurally, this study explores the identity apparatus of subject positions, political subjectivity and split identities; the political apparatus of discourse coalitions, antagonisms and hegemonic relationships and the discourse apparatus of constitution of relationships of equivalence and difference. With the help of a large data set, this book investigates and explains Turkish official discourse on interventions in Libya and Syria.


Humanitarian intervention Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Turkish foreign policy Laclau and Mouffe Discourse analysis Libya Syria 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birsen Erdogan
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  1. 1.Maastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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