This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the state of policy analysis in Turkey for an international audience. Noting Turkey’s traditionally strong, highly centralised state, the book documents the evolution of policy analysis in the country, providing an in-depth review of the context, constraints, and dominant modes of policy analysis performed by both state and non-state actors.
The book examines the role of committees, experts, international actors, bureaucrats as well as public opinion in shaping policy analysis in the country through their varying ideas, interests and resources. In doing so, it presents the complex decision-making mechanisms that vary significantly among policy-making actors and institutions, documenting the key, yet unexamined, aspects of policy analysis in Turkey.
It will be a valuable resource for those studying policy analysis within Turkey and as a comparison with other volumes in the International Library of Policy Analysis Series.
Introduction: Pushing the pendulum from politics to policy: the state of policy analysis in Turkey - Caner Bakir and Güneş Ertan;
Part I: Historical roots, styles and methods of policy analysis in Turkey;
The past, present, and future of policy analysis in Turkey ~ Akif Argun Akdoğan, Göktuğ Morçöl, Gökhan Orhan and Mete Yıldız;
Boomerang effect: The bottleneck of public policy analysis in Turkey ~ Akif Argun Akdoğan;
Methods of policy analysis: The US and Turkish cases ~ Hüseyin Gül and Muhittin Acar;
Part II: Policy analysis by governments;
Policy analysis in Turkey’s central government: current practices and future challenges ~ Uğur Sadioğlu;
Territorial policy-making and administrative reform in Turkey ~ Can Umut Çiner;
Policy-making at local level: An analysis of Turkish municipalities ~ Ulaş Bayraktar;
Part III: Experts, international actors, and public opinion;
Beyond developmentalism: The role of experts and expertise in Turkey’s environmental policy disputes ~ Gökhan Orhan;
Europeanisation of policy-making in Turkey and its limits ~ H. Tolga Bölükbaşı, Ebru Ertugal and Saime Özçürümez;
Public opinion and public policy in Turkey ~ Sedef Turper;
Part IV: Parties and civil society-based policy analysis;
Political parties and public policy in Turkey ~ Selem Erdem Aytaç;
Policy analysis in civil society organisations ~ Güneş Ertan;
Part V: Academic, bureaucratic and advocacy-based policy analysis;
Policy analysis in the Central Bank of Turkey ~ Caner Bakır and Mehmet Kerem Çoban;
Think tanks and policy analysis in Turkey ~ Göktuğ Morçöl, Özer Köseoğlu, Zahid Sobacı and Ömer Faruk Koktaş;
Public policy and media in Turkey ~ Başak Yavcan and Hakan Övünç Ongur;
Public policy education in Turkey ~ Mete Yıldız and Cenay Babaoğlu.
“This book will be an important resource for scholars and lecturers of public policy in Turkey and a great resource to compare with policy analysis in the US, Canada and UK primarily.” Naim Kapucu, Ph.D., Professor & Director, School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida