Enlargement Strategy of the EU: A Framework for Analysis for the (de) Europeanisation in Turkey

Digdem Soyaltin Colella, Rahime Suleymanoglu Kurum

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This chapter introduces the Europeanisation debate with extensive discussion on the mechanisms, scope conditions and potential outcomes, with a special focus on gender equality policy. We first introduce the research questions guiding the process of Europeanisation as well as the domestic and EU-level independent variables guiding three theoretical models: the interest-driven, the norm-driven and the lesson-driven model. Then, we apply these theoretical models and their variables to the case of Turkey and discuss how the political system, parties, electoral systems and the judicial system in Turkey affect the Europeanisation of gender equality policies. Finally, for the individual chapters of the book, we define a two-stage analysis that lists the potential indicators of positive, negative and selective Europeanisation at the norm adoption and norm application phases. This analysis allows us to capture not only the formal transposition of the EU’s gender equality policies in the domestic context but also to examine the changes occurring at the level of implementation and discourse.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Feminist Framing of Europeanisation
Subtitle of host publicationGender Equality Policies and the EU
EditorsRahime Suleymanoglu Kurum, Melis Cin
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic) 9783030527709
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-52769-3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2020


  • Europeanisation
  • gender equality
  • conditionality
  • social learning


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