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Turkey Full Member of the EU, Fact or Fiction? A study of possible mechanisms that prevent Turkey from becoming a member of the EU.

Kristensson, Lina (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This essay is about Turkey's accession to the EU and what the main obstacles are for a membership. In order to become a member in the EU there are certain political conditions that needs to be fulfilled. Within the EU there is a disagreement about whether or not Turkey should join because of its failure in implementing these conditions. With the help of a conceptual framework dealing with three concepts of implementation, I have created a set of hypotheses based on information in scientific articles which highlights Turkey's problems in becoming a member in the EU. By testing these against Swedish and Turkish newsarticles I have tried to come to some conclusion about why it is that Turkey has problems with the implementation. My analysis... (More)
This essay is about Turkey's accession to the EU and what the main obstacles are for a membership. In order to become a member in the EU there are certain political conditions that needs to be fulfilled. Within the EU there is a disagreement about whether or not Turkey should join because of its failure in implementing these conditions. With the help of a conceptual framework dealing with three concepts of implementation, I have created a set of hypotheses based on information in scientific articles which highlights Turkey's problems in becoming a member in the EU. By testing these against Swedish and Turkish newsarticles I have tried to come to some conclusion about why it is that Turkey has problems with the implementation. My analysis shows that the main obstacles in Turkey are powers within the country that are against reforms required for an EU membership. Equally important are powers in the EU, such as political leaders and the public that are against a Muslim country joining. (Less)
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author
Kristensson, Lina
supervisor
organization
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type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Turkey, European Union, Implementation, Political reforms, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
id
1320601
date added to LUP
2008-04-08
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2008-04-08
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  abstract     = {This essay is about Turkey's accession to the EU and what the main obstacles are for a membership. In order to become a member in the EU there are certain political conditions that needs to be fulfilled. Within the EU there is a disagreement about whether or not Turkey should join because of its failure in implementing these conditions. With the help of a conceptual framework dealing with three concepts of implementation, I have created a set of hypotheses based on information in scientific articles which highlights Turkey's problems in becoming a member in the EU. By testing these against Swedish and Turkish newsarticles I have tried to come to some conclusion about why it is that Turkey has problems with the implementation. My analysis shows that the main obstacles in Turkey are powers within the country that are against reforms required for an EU membership. Equally important are powers in the EU, such as political leaders and the public that are against a Muslim country joining.},
  author       = {Kristensson, Lina},
  keyword      = {Turkey,European Union,Implementation,Political reforms,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Turkey Full Member of the EU, Fact or Fiction? A study of possible mechanisms that prevent Turkey from becoming a member of the EU.},
  year         = {2008},
}