CfP Panel on“Europeanization and Turkey: Changing Dynamics, Challenges and Responses”, 40th BISA Anniversary Conference in London, June 2015

The BISA South East Europe Working Group is looking for abstracts for a panel on Europeanization and Turkey: Changing Dynamics, Challenges and Responses

Debates on how accession, candidate and neighbouring states respond to the changing dynamics of EU conditionality and deal with the evolving nature of the impact EU has on these states is as pressing as ever. Turkish domestic politics, shaped by ongoing political, economic and ideological debates as well as the heavy involvement of civil society organizations in these public deliberations, also changed the course of Turkey’s relations with the EU/Europe, which have mainly revolved around such issues as democratization, minority rights and the Kurdish question, the rise of political Islam and secularism. We invite papers that discuss how Turkey deals with the changing nature of EU conditionality, re-shape processes of Europeanization, addresses challenges of interacting with sets of international organizations and respond to the changing perception about the role of the EU.
Expressions of interest (title & abstract 200 words max) should be sent to Ceren Ak (<>) by Wednesday, November 26.