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dc.contributor.authorBilgin, P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T10:13:22Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T10:13:22Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.issn0962-6298
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/23395
dc.description.abstractFollowing Critical Geopoliticians' re-formulation of geopolitics as discourse, this article historically traces, politically contextualizes, and empirically analyzes the linguistic practices as found in myriad actors' formal geopolitical writings and public articulations in Turkey. It shows how the production and dissemination of a particular understanding of geopolitics as a "scientific" perspective on statecraft, and the military as an actor licensed to craft state policies (by virtue of its mastery over geopolitical knowledge) has allowed the military to play a central role in shaping domestic political processes. Subsequent to the erosion of bi-partisan consensus on foreign policy from the mid-1960s onwards, civilian actors also began to tap geopolitics but as a foreign policy tool. By the end of the 1990s, geopolitics had become rooted in the discourses of both military and civilian actors shaping (for "better" or for "worse") Turkey's "foreign" relations with the European Union as well as "domestic" political processes.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titlePolitical Geographyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2007.04.003en_US
dc.subjectCivil-military relationsen_US
dc.subjectGeopolitical discourseen_US
dc.subjectThe European Unionen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.subjectCivil-military relationshipen_US
dc.subjectEuropean Unionen_US
dc.subjectForeign policyen_US
dc.subjectGeopoliticsen_US
dc.subjectPolitical discourseen_US
dc.subjectPolitical processen_US
dc.subjectEurasiaen_US
dc.title“Only strong states can survive in Turkey's geography”: the uses of “geopolitical truths” in Turkeyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relations
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage740en_US
dc.citation.epage756en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber26en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber7en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.polgeo.2007.04.003en_US
dc.publisherPergamon Pressen_US


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