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Democratic Peace Theory and Greek Turkish Relations in the Context of the EU

Democratic Peace Theory and Greek Turkish Relations in the Context of the EU

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NAVALPOSTGRADUATESCHOOL
MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
THESIS
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimitedDEMOCRATIC PEACE THEORY AND GREEK-TURKISHRELATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EUROPEANUNION
byKonstantinos PatsiaourasDecember 2009Thesis Co-Advisors: Donald AbenheimScott Siegel
 
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Master‘s Thesis
 
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 Democratic Peace Theory and Greek-Turkish Relations in the Context of theEuropean Union
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Konstantinos Patsiaouras
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The European Council Helsinki Summit marked the initiation of the rapprochement procedure betweenTurkey and Greece, a dyad that for many decades was a source of instability in the Eastern part of Europe.
After 1999, Greece abandoned the ―Cold War rhetoric‖ in its relations with Turkey and shifted its foreignpolicy towards a more moderate stance by raising its veto regarding Turkey‘s accession in the EuropeanUnion (EU). Greece‘s new foreign policy has many common elements with the Democrat
ic Peace Theoryof international relations. Hence, this thesis asks the following question: do the Greco-Turkish peacefulrelations from 1999 until today fits the Democratic Peace Theory? By examining the three pillars of thetheory, namely economic interdependence, consolidation of democracy and common participation inintergovernmental organization, the thesis concludes that the Democratic Peace Theory cannot explain theGreco-Turkish rapprochement procedure initiated by Greece after 1999.
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European Union, Greece, Turkey, Democratic Peace Theory,Economic Interdependence, Intergovernmental Organizations, NATO
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