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A Neoclassical Realist Approach to Turkey under JDP Rule

Author(s): Göktuğ Sönmez

Book Description

This book addresses the shift in Turkish foreign policy in the post-Cold War era from a neoclassical realist point of view. In its analysis of Turkey’s pursuit of ‘an activist grand strategy’, it focuses on the interplay between international and domestic factors. It puts forth its argument through analysis of Turkey’s bilateral relations with Iran, Israel and the European Union. It offers comprehensive examinations of international relations theory and neoclassical realism (NCR). The book not only makes sense of Turkish foreign policy under the JDP rule, but also provides a comprehensive analysis of NCR’s explanatory power. It will primarily appeal to scholars on Turkey, international relations theory, realism, and Middle Eastern politics and students studying these areas, as well as think-tankers, journalists and researchers.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4693-6
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4693-4
Date of Publication: 01/05/2020
Pages / Size: 296 / A5
Price: £61.99


Assistant Professor Göktuğ Sönmez received his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Bilkent University, Turkey, his Master’s degree in International Relations from London School of Economics, and his PhD in Politics and International Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London. His research areas are radicalization and violent extremism, non-state armed actors, Turkish foreign policy and energy politics. He is the Director of Security Studies at the Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM), Turkey, and teaches at the International Relations Department of Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey.