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Managing Change and Continuity in Turkish foreign policy:


McLean, WA, Managing Change and Continuity in Turkish foreign policy:, Change and Continuity in the Middle East and Central Asia Conference proceedings, 30 November 2012, Canberra, pp. 1-24. (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper explores recent scholarship on the connection between domestic level variables and external factors in shaping foreign policy behaviour. Turkey presents itself as an excellent case through which to explore this puzzle given the combination of strong systemic constraints on its strategic policy, combined with a rapidly changing domestic discourse. Here, the shift away from the ideology of Kemalism and towards a ‘neo-Ottoman’ agenda over the past decade has run parallel to dramatic shifts in regional power.1 I argue that these systemic factors can be linked to various patterns of behaviour by state elites, and develop a neoclassical realist framework which outlines three specific behaviours that point to this process.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Turkish Foreign Policy
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:International relations
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:Defence and security policy
UTAS Author:McLean, WA (Dr Wayne McLean)
ID Code:85088
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2013-06-13
Last Modified:2013-06-17
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