(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Turkey’s possible membership of the European Union from a cultural perspective

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Economics and Finance, Southern Ilinois Univ., Edwardsville, ETATS-UNIS


This paper examines the cultural aspects of the Turkey–EU relations by employing the World Values Survey for Turkey, the EU, and the Muslim world. The results indicate that Turkey’s shared values are between those in the EU countries and in the Muslim world, reflecting the country’s dualistic cultural landscape. Religiosity has been increasing in Turkey, accompanied by an increasing tendency toward traditionalism and a decline of confidence in the EU. They also confirm that higher religiosity increases the chance of higher justifiability of traditional values, stronger criticism of democracy, and lower confidence in the EU. From the critical and liberal constructivist approach, Turkey’s cultural dissimilarity matters for possible EU membership


Article of periodic

published at : Eurasian geography and economics / ISSN 1538-7216


Millesime : 2013, vol. 54, no3 [pp. 300-321]



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