The Accession of Turkey to the European Union: the political decision-making process
Webpublication 29 - S. Hollander
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The research question of this paper is fourfold:
- how did the position of the Dutch government to support the December-2004 agreement on Turkey develop?
- how was the question of Turkey's possible EU-Membership been perceived by the Dutch public and the media?
- to what extent were there legitimacy problems concerning the formal Dutch position regarding Turkey's aspiration to join the EU?
- 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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