Tracing domestic change in Turkey’s poverty and social inclusion regime: a case in europeanization?

Saner, Fulya
Europeanization has been the subject of various studies in the last decades. It has been operationalized as a historical process, as a cultural diffusion of European values, as a process of institutional adaptation of institutions and lastly as the adaptation of policies. Taking the last approach, this thesis aims to examine the nature and the extent of the impact of the European Union’s poverty and social exclusion strategy on Turkish poverty and social exclusion regime in the EU accession process. It takes up a bottom-up research design by employing the domestic change as the dependent and the possible impact of the EU as the independent variable and questions whether and to what extent the EU accession process has an impact on the degree, nature and direction of domestic change in the field of poverty and social exclusion in Turkey in the last decade. It concludes that there has been a change in poverty and social exclusion policies in the last decade to varying degrees with respect to objectives, principles, procedures and instruments; however, the impact of the EU has been limited to policy learning.


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Citation Formats
F. Saner, “Tracing domestic change in Turkey’s poverty and social inclusion regime: a case in europeanization?,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.