Europeanization in a Global Context : Integrating Turkey by Didem Buhari Gulmez

By Didem Buhari Gulmez

This ebook places ahead an unique method of Europeanization in a world context. Following the realm polity strategy, the writer establishes the lacking hyperlink among international, ecu and household geographical regions and divulges the multiplicity of dynamics and logics riding the reform strategy in eu Union candidate nations. various different issues are investigated, together with no matter if Europeanization is barely pushed by way of parochial strategic pursuits or by way of broader normative matters and the way we will make experience of the selectivity in family compliance with the ecu with out succumbing to binary thinking.

Focusing at the serious case of Turkey, the ebook places ahead 3 kinds of Europeanization: strategic, normative and ritualized, which underlie the complicated dynamics that force the reform methods in european candidate nations. it will likely be of curiosity to students and scholars with an curiosity in Sociology, Political technological know-how, diplomacy, Globalization, Europeanization, eu reviews and Turkish Studies.

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2000a: 111). Finally, despite their common emphasis on global structurationism, the World Polity School and Wallerstein’s World System Theory diverge in the sense that the latter confines the location of nation states within the world system to economic dependency (Ramirez 1987: 325). In other words, Wallerstein assumes that global systemic forces are of capitalistic nature, and thus understates the cultural context in which the global system operates. World polity does not reject the role of material economic factors emphasized by Wallerstein, but suggests that it is reductionist to define the global structure in solely economic terms (Finnemore 1996b: 333).

1057/978-1-349-95059-1_3 37 38 Europeanization in a Global Context context as an important challenge to the prevailing approaches that tend to reduce Europeanization to ‘sender-receiver’ processes. Introducing the World Polity Theory Originally from Organizational Sociology of the 1970s, the World Polity School points to the rise of isomorphisms and interdependencies in the post-Second World War era: despite the striking differences in their socio-economic conditions and cultural characteristics, modern actors paradoxically adopt similar policies and institutions (Meyer 2001: 4).

Moreover, frequent cases of decoupling highlight the 3 Transcending Strategic Consequentiality Versus Normative... 43 ritualized character of rationality in the modern world. Reforms are adopted because they increase legitimacy. Finally, disinterested agency is significant in enacting and carrying exogenous culture. These are not only significant claims with respect to themes of nation -state and globalization but also with regard to such basic themes as authority, agenda-setting, reform, compliance and resistance.

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