The Accession of Turkey to the European Union: the political decision-making process

Webpublication 29 - S. Hollander

The research question of this paper is fourfold:

  1. how did the position of the Dutch government to support the December-2004 agreement on Turkey develop?
  2. how was the question of Turkey's possible EU-Membership been perceived by the Dutch public and the media?
  3. to what extent were there legitimacy problems concerning the formal Dutch position regarding Turkey's aspiration to join the EU?
  4. could a different type of embedding of the issue of the possible Turkish accesion have led to a more legitimized position of the Dutch government?

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