The Great Catalyst: European Union Project and Lessons from Greece and Turkey

The Great Catalyst: European Union Project and Lessons from Greece and Turkey

by Bulent Temel
     
 

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This book examines the ways by which the European Union impacts economic and political processes in its member and candidate countries. Positive Turkish and negative Greek experiences suggest that the EU functions as a powerful catalyst of political and economic change, if towards various ends.See more details below

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This book examines the ways by which the European Union impacts economic and political processes in its member and candidate countries. Positive Turkish and negative Greek experiences suggest that the EU functions as a powerful catalyst of political and economic change, if towards various ends.

Editorial Reviews

Dimitris Xenakis
Drawing upon multidimensional research on the experiences of Greece and Turkey, The Great Catalyst offers valuable analyses and insightful lessons for both the EU’s current and prospective members as well as for the progressive improvement of the EU’s institutional design and policies to overcome the current Eurocrisis.
Robert Gulotty
Through detailed and systematic analysis of two markets on the margins, this book highlights the failures and oversights of the Eurozone leadership, and offers policy-relevant insight into how to move forward. The essays go beyond the standard analysis of the Euro straitjacket, and offer an insightful and eclectic understanding of the political, economic, ideological and social consequences of EU membership.
Gianfranco Pasquino
Tackling the issue of national sovereignty frontally, The Great Catalyst is an excellent collection of essays that throw light on the behavior of Greece and Turkey, and their constraints and opportunities. It rightly reminds that the ways by which Greece will solve her problems and the European Union will deal with Turkey’s candidacy will have a significant impact on the EU, as well.
Sabri Sayari
This book is informative, cogently organized, and truly comparative. The authors present objective and even-handed analyses of the contrasting experiences of Greece and Turkey regarding their relations with the European Union.
Dieter Dettke
The story of Greek membership in the EU and in the Euro-zone as well as Turkey’s pending membership is an excellent example of the dual nature of the European project. This publication explores the great promise of European integration and the difficulties of Greece as a member state as well as Turkey as a candidate country to live up to the Copenhagen criteria and the acquis communautaire on a long term sustainable basis.
Erik Jones
The European Union has had a powerful impact on Greece and Turkey – both good and bad. The challenge is to get a clear measure of the net effect. Bulent Temel and his colleagues offer a unique collection of insights on Europe’s impact. Anyone interested in understanding the transformative power of European integration will want to consult this book.
Spyros Kosmidis
The Great Catalyst is a great collection of essays about the EU’s role in Greece and Turkey. The multidisciplinary scope of this volume offers the reader a very informative overview of the recent developments in the two countries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739174487
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2013
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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