Social Constructivism and Its Contributions to Explain the European Integration


BÜYÜKTANIR D.

ANKARA AVRUPA CALISMALARI DERGISI-ANKARA REVIEW OF EUROPEAN STUDIES, cilt.14, ss.1-24, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1501/avraras_0000000221
  • Dergi Adı: ANKARA AVRUPA CALISMALARI DERGISI-ANKARA REVIEW OF EUROPEAN STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1-24

Özet

Social constructivist approach attained an important place within international relations discipline after 1980's. Constructivism focuses on social ontological elements such as inter-subjective meaning, norms, rules, institutions, discourse and communicative action. By this way it prevents these constructivist qualifications to be degraded to epistemological matter and also constitutes a starting point for the researches carried out on the European integration. Because, analyzing interaction between the subjects and social impacts shall assist to find the answers of the questions how and why European integration came to the current situation, to a great extent. Explaining this process within the scope of social constructivist approach rather than the integration theory shall provide to take many issues into consideration without getting far from the rational point of view.