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dc.contributor.authorBilgin, P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBilgiç, A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:42:58Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:42:58Z
dc.date.issued2012-06en_US
dc.identifier.issn1918-7173
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/21202
dc.description.abstractThe literature on Turkey-European Economic Community/Union (EEC/EU) relations scrutinises how various EEC/EU actors vacillate on Turkey's accession to European integration contingent upon their image/s of Turkey. Turkey's own wavering vis-à-vis EEC/EU, however, is almost always explained with reference to its domestic dynamics (political and economic ups and downs) but not Turkey's policy-makers' image/s of the European Community/Union. What often goes unacknowledged is that throughout the history of Turkey-EEC/EU relations, Turkey's policy-makers' discourses have oscillated between representing EU/rope as a source of inspiration and a source of anxiety. Contra those readings of Turkey's relations with EU/rope as revolving around the dichotomy of 'Turkey being European/not', our analysis of Turkey's policy-makers' discourses on EEC/EU at key moments of the relationship during 1959-2004 shows that Turkey's policy-makers' representations of EU/rope are structured around three binaries that give away a persistent ambivalence vis-à-vis EU/rope as a source of and a solution to Turkey's insecurities. Such ambivalence, in turn, is not uncharacteristic of post-colonial encounters.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleReview of European Studiesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5539/res.v4n3p111en_US
dc.subjectAmbivalenceen_US
dc.subjectEuropean Unionen_US
dc.subjectPost-colonialismen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titleTurkey and EU/rope: discourses of inspiration/anxiety in Turkey's foreign policyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage111en_US
dc.citation.epage124en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber4en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber3en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5539/res.v4n3p111en_US
dc.publisherCanadian Center of Science and Educationen_US


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