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dc.contributor.authorÖzdamar, Özgüren_US
dc.contributor.authorDevlen, B.en_US
dc.contributor.editorBelloni, R.
dc.contributor.editorSala, V. D.
dc.contributor.editorViotti, P.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-28T08:52:00Z
dc.date.available2019-05-28T08:52:00Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9783319919645
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/51921
dc.descriptionChapter 9en_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this article is to examine the much-debated Turkish foreign policy preferences towards the Middle East during the Arab uprisings through a neoclassical realist framework. Turkey is a middle power in the international system and in order to grasp Turkey’s decision makers’ policy toward the region, it is important to comprehend human factors (perceptions, analysis, heuristics, analogies, cultural references) and variables of domestic politics (public opinion, electoral processes, border cities, Turkey’s own ethno-religious structure). If we only examine systemic factors, it is impossible to explain tensions derived from asymmetries between roles and motivations of a state prescribed by its leaders and its actual abilities. In this context, explanations regarding domestic politics and character of leadership become important. Examining how decision makers reach specific decisions through interpreting structural pressures and Turkey’s desire to “shape” the region with its own cognitive perspectives as well as how they synthesize this with the necessities of the domestic political cycles will provide an insight to understand decisions that seem unintelligible at first glance.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFear and uncertainty in Europe: the return to realism?en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Issues
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91965-2_9en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91965-2en_US
dc.titleMan vs. the system: Turkish foreign policy after the Arab uprisingsen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.citation.spage177en_US
dc.citation.epage195en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-91965-2_9en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-91965-2en_US
dc.publisherPalgrave MacMillanen_US
dc.identifier.eisbn9783319919652


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