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Turkey and the Dilemma of EU Accession [electronic resource] : When Religion Meets Politics.

By: Bogdani, Mirela.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of European studies: Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2010Description: 1 online resource (240 p.).ISBN: 9780857720603 (electronic bk.); 0857720600 (electronic bk.); 9786613380654; 6613380652; 128338065X; 9781283380652.Subject(s): European Union -- Turkey | European Union countries -- Foreign economic relations -- Turkey | Turkey -- Foreign economic relations -- European Union countries | Turkey -- Foreign relations -- European Union countries | Law | European Union -- Turkey | Islam and politics -- Turkey | Turkey -- Foreign economic relations -- European Union countries | European Union countries -- Foreign economic relations -- Turkey | Turkey -- Foreign relations -- European Union countries | European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- Turkey | Europe -- Economic integration | LAW / InternationalGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Turkey and the Dilemma of EU Accession : When Religion Meets PoliticsDDC classification: 341.242209561 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
ABBREVIATIONS; PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1. THE REVIVAL OF RELIGION IN WORLD AND EUROPEAN POLITICS; 1.1 Religion and politics: the relationship between the two and the impact of religion on politics; 1.2 The return of religious discussion to world and European politics; 1.3 Secularisation Theory, Desecularisation Thesis and European Exceptionalism; 2. TURKEY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION; 2.1 EU eastward enlargement; 2.2 The history of the Westernisation of Turkey and of its relations with the EU.
2.3 Formal obstacles: domestic political and economic factors and other (Cyprus, Kurdish and Armenian) issues2.4 Semi-formal obstacles: geography, demography, security and institutional factor; 2.5 Informal obstacles: religious and cultural factors; 3. THE COMPATIBILITY OF ISLAM WITH DEMOCRACY; 3.1 Western and Muslim values: are they in harmony or do they conflict?; 3.2 Is Islam compatible with liberal-democracy?; 3.3 The issue of secularism: the relation of Islam and Christianity with the state; 3.4 An Islamic Reformation: is this necessary and possible?
3.5 Can Turkey maintain a balance between secular democracy and culture?4. WHAT PLACE DO RELIGION ANDCULTURE HAVE IN THE DEBATE ON TURKISH CANDIDACY; 4.1 Religion and culture: two separate concepts?; 4.2 European identity; 4.3 Actors in the debate; 5. REASONS FOR THE INCREASE OF EUROPEAN OPPOSITION SINCE 2001; 5.1 The rise of Islamic fundamentalism around the world and its implications for Europe; 5.2 The increase of the Muslim population in Western Europe and their degree of integration into European society; 5.3 Fear of the Islamisation of Europe.
5.4 The prospect of a country of 70 million Muslims becoming part of the EU5.5 Political Islam as part of Turkey's mainstream politics; CONCLUSION; APPENDIX I; APPENDIX II; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Summary: What impact do issues of culture, religion and identity have on Turkey's chances of joining the EU? Are religious and cultural factors per se the primary obstacle to Turkish accession, or is it their interaction with other factors that is prolonging and complicating Turkey's progress towards EU membership? Mirela Bogdani here analyses the complex range of issues that are influencing the process of Turkey's accession to the EU, assesses the positions of different European actors towards Turkey's pursuit of EU membership and identifies the reasons for the European opposition. She also analyses t.
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ABBREVIATIONS; PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1. THE REVIVAL OF RELIGION IN WORLD AND EUROPEAN POLITICS; 1.1 Religion and politics: the relationship between the two and the impact of religion on politics; 1.2 The return of religious discussion to world and European politics; 1.3 Secularisation Theory, Desecularisation Thesis and European Exceptionalism; 2. TURKEY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION; 2.1 EU eastward enlargement; 2.2 The history of the Westernisation of Turkey and of its relations with the EU.

2.3 Formal obstacles: domestic political and economic factors and other (Cyprus, Kurdish and Armenian) issues2.4 Semi-formal obstacles: geography, demography, security and institutional factor; 2.5 Informal obstacles: religious and cultural factors; 3. THE COMPATIBILITY OF ISLAM WITH DEMOCRACY; 3.1 Western and Muslim values: are they in harmony or do they conflict?; 3.2 Is Islam compatible with liberal-democracy?; 3.3 The issue of secularism: the relation of Islam and Christianity with the state; 3.4 An Islamic Reformation: is this necessary and possible?

3.5 Can Turkey maintain a balance between secular democracy and culture?4. WHAT PLACE DO RELIGION ANDCULTURE HAVE IN THE DEBATE ON TURKISH CANDIDACY; 4.1 Religion and culture: two separate concepts?; 4.2 European identity; 4.3 Actors in the debate; 5. REASONS FOR THE INCREASE OF EUROPEAN OPPOSITION SINCE 2001; 5.1 The rise of Islamic fundamentalism around the world and its implications for Europe; 5.2 The increase of the Muslim population in Western Europe and their degree of integration into European society; 5.3 Fear of the Islamisation of Europe.

5.4 The prospect of a country of 70 million Muslims becoming part of the EU5.5 Political Islam as part of Turkey's mainstream politics; CONCLUSION; APPENDIX I; APPENDIX II; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.

What impact do issues of culture, religion and identity have on Turkey's chances of joining the EU? Are religious and cultural factors per se the primary obstacle to Turkish accession, or is it their interaction with other factors that is prolonging and complicating Turkey's progress towards EU membership? Mirela Bogdani here analyses the complex range of issues that are influencing the process of Turkey's accession to the EU, assesses the positions of different European actors towards Turkey's pursuit of EU membership and identifies the reasons for the European opposition. She also analyses t.

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