Sivil Toplum ve Devlet: Türkiye ve Gürcistandaki Eğilimler: 1980-2010

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Doğan E. , Companjen F.

Contemporary Central Asia - JNU, cilt.17, sa.1, ss.85-111, 2013 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: Contemporary Central Asia - JNU
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.85-111


This preliminary comparison between Turkish and Georgian state-civil society relations reveals that, although the events and themes adopted by civil society organizations have diverged in both countries, the strategies these NGOs have used are similar. The effects of influencing (foreign) policy have been more successful in Turkey than in Georgia. In Georgia the effects of NGO work had more effect in ensuing fair elections and freedom of speech. In Turkey, NGOs had a headstart (no Soviet rule to deal with) and the size, economy and demography of the country permit NGOs to be much less dependent financially on foreign donors or the state. However, in the past decade more and more individuals who do speak out have been jailed. This article shows that the understanding of modernization as individuals becoming decreasingly constrained by state structures needs revision.