Unpacking the new complexities of EU–Turkey relations: merging theories, institutions, and policies

Turhan, Ebru / Wulf Reiners
External Publications (2021)

in: Wulf Reiners / Ebru Turhan (Hrsg.), EU-Turkey Relations - Theories, Institutions, and Policies, Cham: Pagrave Macmillan, 1-35

ISBN: 978-3-030-70890-0
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-70890-0_1
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This chapter presents the rationale, objectives, and structure of this volume and introduces the reader to the new complexities that epitomize EU–Turkey relations. To this end, it provides a set of guiding questions for the volume, offers a systematic overview of the major milestones in the EU–Turkey relationship, and classifies the key determinants of these developments under three categories: multilateral frameworks and external crises, internal EU and Turkish domestic developments, and EU–Turkey bilateral processes. The chapter then introduces the three-dimensional approach of the volume that brings together the analytical lenses of (1) theories and concepts, (2) institutions, and (3) policies based on a comprehensive survey of both key primary sources and academic literature dealing with the relationship. In a final step, the chapter presents the ensuing fifteen contributions to the volume.

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