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Policy Analysis in Turkey

Caner Bakir and Günes Ertan


This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the state of policy analysis in Turkey. Policy analysis in Turkey, both as an academic inquiry and as a systematic practice in public and other policy-oriented organizations had been quite limited up until the 1990s. The book first examines the evolution of policy analysis in Turkish academia and public organizations followed by an in-depth review of the dominant modes of policy analysis performed by governmental and non-governmental actors. Throughout the chapters a special emphasis is given to structural constraints inhibiting the adopti ... More

Keywords: policy analysis, turkey, governance, policy making, actors in the policy process

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447338956
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447338956.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caner Bakir, editor
Koç University

Günes Ertan, editor
Koç University

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Part One Historical roots, styles and methods of policy analysis in Turkey

Two The past, present and future of policy analysis in Turkey

Akif Argun Akdoğan, Göktuğ Morçöl, Gökhan Orhan and Mete Yıldız

Part Two Policy analysis by governments

Part Three Experts, international actors and public opinion

Nine Europeanisation of policy-making in Turkey and its limits1

H. Tolga Bölükbaşı, Ebru Ertugal and Saime Özçürümez

Part Four Parties and civil society-based policy analysis

Part Five Academic, bureaucratic and advocacy-based policy analysis

Fourteen Think tanks and policy analysis in Turkey

Göktuğ Morçöl, Özer Köseoğlu, Mehmet Zahid Sobacı and Ömer Faruk Köktaş

Fifteen Public policy and media in Turkey

Başak Yavçan and Hakan Övünç Ongur1

Sixteen Public policy education in Turkey

Mete Yıldız and Cenay Babaoğlu

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