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Where does Euroscepticism Lead to? From Fragmentation to New Modes of Integration: What Hope for Turkish Accession?

European Union
Integration
Regionalism
Pinar Bal
BEYKENT UNIVERSITY, İstanbul, Turkey
Pinar Bal
BEYKENT UNIVERSITY, İstanbul, Turkey
Rana Izci
Marmara University

Abstract

Since the beginning of this century, the EU was already going through an existential crisis about the future of European integration project. The economic and refugee crisis have further deepened this crisis and led to a rise in Euroscepticism and EU contestation across the EU. The EU member states have witnessed how their expectations and perspectives of the EU integration project have drifted apart from each other over the years. This paper aims to argue that increasing Euroscepticism might make the different integration models scenario a reality for Europe. Different modes of integration might save the EU from becoming fragmented and create new alternative models for Turkey’s accession to the EU. Euroscepticism, then, might have the power of transforming the EU integration project and opening a place for Turkey in the EU.