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By Senem Ayd?n-Düzgit

This booklet examines european discourses on Turkey within the ecu fee, ecu Parliament and 3 ecu member states (France, Germany and Britain), to bare the discursive building of eu id via ecu representations of Turkey. in response to a poststructuralist framework that conceptualizes id as discursively developed via distinction, the booklet applies severe Discourse research to the research of texts and argues that there are a number of Europe(s) which are built in talks over the expansion of Turkey, various inside and among diverse ideological, nationwide and institutional contexts. The ebook discerns 4 major discourse themes over which those Europe(s) are built, comparable to the conceptualization of Europe as a safety neighborhood, as an upholder of democratic values, as a political undertaking and as a cultural house. The e-book argues that Turkey constitutes a key case in exploring a number of discursive constructs of eu identification, because the talks on Turkey pave the way in which for the development of other types of Europe in discourse.

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