Civil Society and Identity Formation in Central Asia Prospects and Limitations



Civil society in Turkey and local dimensions of Europeanization
Ergun Özbolat, Ayça (2010-01-01)
Since the Helsinki Summit of 1999 when Turkey's candidacy for membership was accepted, the EU has exercised considerable transformative power over the development of Turkey's civil society. This article examines Turkish civil society both as an agent of the 'internationalization' of domestic social agendas and as a reflection of more general Turkish perceptions of the EU and Turkey's prospective membership. The first part of the article offers an analytical account of Turkish civil society development in or...
Civil society debate in Turkey: a critical analysis
Onbaşı, Funda; Özçoban Üstüner, Fahriye; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2008)
This thesis analyzes the debate revolving around the concept of civil society in Turkey with reference to academic literature. It argues that despite the seeming variety of approaches to the concept of civil society, there is an underlying commonality among the widespread usages of the concept. These seemingly different approaches in the end become the versions of the same hegemonic view. This, in turn, causes a vicious circle in the civil society debate in Turkey. The basis upon which this hegemonic view i...
Civil society in Iran
Özdemir Samur, Zelal; Ergun Özbolat, Ayça; Department of Sociology (2008)
This thesis aims to understand how civil society developed and evolved in the modern history of Iran and how it operates in the current day through the eyes of the actors of this realm. The fieldwork of the study was conducted in Tehran in 2006. This study, while questioning the liberal understanding of civil society, endeavours to contemplate a consistent framework in which the Iranian civil society activities could be located. The Iranian case proved the existence of a vivid civil society despite a repres...
Civil society at the boundaries of public and private spheres: the internal dynamics of three cases in Turkey
Cengiz, Kurtuluş; Akşit, Bahattin; Department of Sociology (2005)
This study tries to understand the internal dynamics of the civil society organizations in Turkey on the experiences of three CSOs: the Ankara Branches of KADER, MAZLUMDER and IMO by focusing on the intraاorganizational practices (the decision making processes, elections, general meetings, division of labor, basic conflicts and divergences, the disagreements, the way of deliberation and consensus). It tries to shed light on the transformative potential of the CSO̕s in public sphere as civil organizations th...
Civil society and ngos in a stateless society: The Palestinian case
Şakar, Emre; Akşit, Bahattin; Department of Sociology (2002)
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