EU–Turkey Relations

A New Direction for EU Foreign Policy?

Elena Baracani, Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

The book analyses EU foreign policy with Turkey over the last decade by uncovering how its internal functioning and structural context affect the European Union’s decisions. Acknowledging that EU enlargement policy is part of a broader foreign policy framework, which includes also other domains (energy, migration and CFSP), Elena Baracani adopts a unique approach, combining more actor-oriented factors with structural factors to analyse EU–Turkey Relations at national, multinational and international levels.

‘This book provides a very useful, fine-grained analysis of the EU’s policy vis-à-vis Turkey. The latter does not get reduced to a couple of variables, but is analysed in its complexity, driven by various institutional actors and influenced by a multi-level structural context. Based on different theoretical perspectives and extended original empirical research, this book contributes to a better understanding of EU-Turkey relations and why they have been so challenging over the last years.’
– Tom Casier, University of Kent, UK

‘This is an important contribution to the EU foreign policy making process with a focus on the interplay of different layers of decision-making and the key actors involved. It should appeal to a broad audience and especially to those who would like to learn more about the European perspectives on the complex and important relationship involving Turkey and the EU.’
– Ziya Öniş, Koç University, Turkey

2021 c 208 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 367 0 £75.00 £67.50 $115.00 $103.50

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