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dc.contributor.authorBilgin, P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T10:05:04Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T10:05:04Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.issn1305-3299
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/22815
dc.description.abstractHow are Turkey's insecurities relevant to the analysis of its international relations? While it is interesting to look at how particular security concerns have affected Turkey's foreign policies at various moments in history, this article will take a different route. Following the distinction that David Campbell has drawn between "Foreign Policy" (through which others are rendered "foreign) and "foreign policy" (through which relations with others are managed), the article will explore how Turkey's insecurities have shaped a Foreign Policy that rests on the West/non-West divide. While the literature has analyzed specific acts of foreign policy and how they were crafted in response to specific military insecurities, the role that Turkey's non-military and non-specific insecurities have played in shaping its international relations has remained understudied. Thus, the literature has not been able to fully account for the centrality of Turkey's western orientation to its security. The argument here proceeds in three steps: First, the article draws attention to the necessity of looking at non-material as well as material insecurities in designing research on foreign policy. Second, it illustrates this necessity by focusing on the case of Turkey's foreign policy. Thirdly, in view of this second point the article highlights the centrality of Turkey's western orientation (i.e., its Foreign Policy) to its security, more persuasively than studies that exclusively focus on the material aspects of security.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleNew Perspectives on Turkeyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0896634600005239en_US
dc.subjectCritical theoryen_US
dc.subjectForeign policyen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectSecurityen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titleSecuring Turkey through western-oriented foreign policyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage105en_US
dc.citation.epage125en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber40en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0896634600005239en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US


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