Going 'off script': the influence of instrument constituencies on the Europeanisation of Turkish water policy

Demirbilek, Burcin, Fitch-Roy, Oscar, Benson, David and Fairbrass, Jenny (2020) Going 'off script': the influence of instrument constituencies on the Europeanisation of Turkish water policy. Water Alternatives, 13 (2). pp. 205-224. ISSN 1965-0175

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Abstract

The European Union (EU) has established a major role in directing policy change, both internally and beyond its borders: a phenomenon known as ‘Europeanisation’. This article examines the Europeanisation of water policy in Turkey in relation to implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). Although some principles of EU water policy have been adopted in Turkey, the WFD has also been subject to significant domestic modification, prompting questions about how and why such patterns of partial implementation occur. In this respect, learning and socialisation within transnational ‘instrument constituencies’ (ICs) is shown to be an important explanatory factor. It follows that diffusion of the EU’s water policy and the WFD beyond its borders may be enhanced by promoting the capacity for instrument constituency learning (or the ‘cognitive environment’) in non-EU countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: water framework directive; instrument constituencies; policy diffusion; turkey; social learning; europeanisation
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2020 00:02
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 00:28
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/75752
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