Year 2017, Volume 4 , Issue 2, Pages 1 - 21 2017-10-31

Bölgesel Düzeyde Koşulluluk Üzerinden Avrupa Birliği’nin Demokrasi Tesisi
European Union Democracy Promotion via Conditionality in Regional Context

Fatma Zeynep ÖZKURT [1]


Uluslararası örgütler, devletlerin demokratikleşme süreçlerine etki eden aktörlerin başında yer almaktadır. Uluslararası örgütlerin ulusal düzeyde oluşan siyasi dönüşüm süreçlerine dışarıdan etki etmelerine olanak sağlayan araçları ise bu örgütlerin demokratik norm, kural ve değerleri ile bağlantılıdır. Bu bağlamda Avrupa Birliği (AB), demokratik koşulluluk ilkesine bağlı ve etkin olarak nitelendirilebilecek etki mekanizmaları sebebiyle, kendi bölgesindeki başlıca demokrasi destekçisi olarak tanınmaktadır. Bu çalışma temel olarak AB’nin demokrasi destekçisi olarak tanımlanmasına imkân sağlayan niteliklerinin oluşum sürecini analiz etmeyi amaçlamaktadır. Bu bağlamda ayrıca, AB’nin kendi bölgesinde demokrasi yayılımına ve özellikle Güney, Merkez ve Doğu Avrupa’da görülen demokratikleşme süreçlerine olan katkısı da incelenmektedir.

International organisations are among the key external actors promoting democratisation process of nation states. The tools international organisations utilise to externally impact on political transformations at the domestic level are centred on their democratic norms, rules and values. In that respect, the European Union (EU) has been acknowledged as primary democracy promoter within its region, attributable to its effective influence mechanisms based on democratic conditionality. This paper aims to analyse the formation of the characteristics of the EU as a democracy promoter and intends to unveil its contributions to the spread of democracy within its regional sphere, and democratisation processes particularly in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe.

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Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
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Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1284-0210
Author: Fatma Zeynep ÖZKURT
Institution: NİŞANTAŞI ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : October 31, 2017

APA Özkurt, F . (2017). Bölgesel Düzeyde Koşulluluk Üzerinden Avrupa Birliği’nin Demokrasi Tesisi . İstanbul Gelişim Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi , 4 (2) , 1-21 . DOI: 10.17336/igusbd.324178