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EU-Turkey relations : civil society and depoliticization /
Özge Zihnioğlu.
imprint
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge 2020.
description
xi, 151 pages ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0815378815, 9780815378815, 9781351227865
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imprint
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge 2020.
isbn
0815378815
9780815378815
9781351227865
contents note
Introduction -- The recent history of EU-Turkey relations -- Current issues and challenges in EU-Turkey relations -- Revisiting Turkish civil society -- Changing landscape of Turkish civil society -- EU civil society support in Turkey -- The impact of EU funds over Turkish civil society -- Conclusion
abstract
"This book focuses on the hidden but ever-present civil society dimension of the EU's policies towards Turkey and uncovers the pitfall of EU-Turkey relations. It establishes the growing depoliticization of Turkish civil society (in contrast to what the EU's policies aimed for) and engages with the questions of why and how Turkish civil society depoliticized. It discusses how Turkey's retreating democracy, and the intense polarization in Turkish political and social life make rights-based activism more difficult. Finally, this book investigates what implications Turkish civil society's depoliticization bears for EU-Turkey relations, reveals the diminishing leverage of the EU's policies and discusses how this reflects on Turkey's already closing civic space. It explains why and how EU-Turkey relations deteriorated over the last decade, examines the current stalemate, and discusses why civil society matters. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students in the field of EU-Turkey relations, Turkish studies and civil society studies as well as more broadly to NGOs, European studies and politics, and International Relations"--
catalogue key
12779327
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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