Poverty - environment nexus: European Union's dualist approach

Gökçe, Anıl Özge
This thesis analyses the interactions between poverty and environmental degradation and the responses given by the international organisations and the EU. The analysis on poverty and environment, at the conceptual level and their interactions demonstrates the interrelatedness of the two issues and the need for an integrated and coherent response towards poverty alleviation and reversing environmental degradation. International organisations such as UNEP, UNDP, WB, GEF, CSD, OECD and the EU have the two issues on their agenda and have devised comprehensive sets of policies to achieve sustainable development objectives. The response of the international actors and the EU appears to be effective, however the analysis exemplifies the fragmentation and lack of coherency, as well as the existence of some policy areas that still fail to integrate poverty- environment interactions. Moreover, the reflection of the said policies into decisive actions has also remained limited.


The democratic deficit of the European Union : an institutionalist approach
Kodakcı, Devrim; Gitmez, Ali; Department of European Studies (2004)
This thesis analyses the democratic deficit problem of the European Union in a historical context. As the Union develops from a purely economic community into political and social entity, its democratic credentials are put into question. In this thesis, it is argued that technocratic and elitist institutional structure of the Union causes this democratic deficit. Therefore, in order to rectify it and make the Union more legitimate in the eyes of its citizens, the institutions of the Union should be re-struc...
Social policy in the urban context : contemporary Turkish local governments on the way to the European Union
Ardıç, M. Nergiz; Ersoy, Melih; Department of Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments (2006)
In this thesis it is aimed to explore the new social policy agenda, in which the role of local governments as policy makers has been increasing. In this respect, the contemporary Turkish local government system, and social policies of the municipalities are analyzed by drawing upon the European Union’s approach on the social policy in the urban context. Within this framework, the social policies of the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality are studied.
Social assistance as a poverty alleviation strategy: case of Altındağ Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation
Apaydın, Aydın; Kalaycıoğlu, Hediye Sibel; Department of Social Policy (2011)
Through the globalization of economy, alleviating poverty has become one of the pivotal issues within social policy arrangement agendas for many countries all over the world. One of the primary and rifest instruments of the alleviation process is social assistance programs. It is an apodictic fact that the proportion of social assistance disbursements within general budgets of the states have been gradually increasing during the recent years. This situation is also true for Turkey. In this context, to what ...
State tradition and business in Turkey: The Case of TUSIAD
Doğangün, Gökten; Yalman, Osman Galip; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2005)
This thesis attempts to make an analysis of the state tradition perspective by particularly focusing on the relations between the state and big bourgeoisie represented by TÜSİAD in the post-1980 period. As this perspective has been hegemonic in discourse in examining state-society relations in Turkey in recent decades, thereby dominating the political, academic, and business circles, it becomes very important for Turkish politics students to understand what is implied by this phrase in order to conceive the...
Language planning policies in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan
Güney, Işıl; Aydıngün, Ayşegül; Department of Eurasian Studies (2007)
The aim of thesis is to analyze the relationship between language planning policies and nation building process in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. The language planning policies in Kazakhstan aim to raise the status and role of Kazakh language in political and social contexts (status planning), develop Kazakh language as the medium of administration, education, media and science (corpus planning), and spread the use of Kazakh language (acquisition planning). However, given the demographic conditions, heterogeneous ...
Citation Formats
A. Ö. Gökçe, “Poverty - environment nexus: European Union’s dualist approach,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.