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The nature of the relationship between religious communities and civil society in Turkey : the case of the Fethullah Gulen community
(Bilkent University, 1998)
This thesis addresses the question as to whether or not religious communities can be defined as part civil societal organization within the context of democratization efforts in Turkey. The Fethullah Gülen Community will ...
NGO's as the link between state and society? Women's community centers in Southeastern Turkey
(Bilkent University, 2003)
Civil society initiatives in Turkey are transforming from organizations based on traditional commitments, religious ties, and other primordial forms of relations to organizations based on universal values, which are ...
An analysis on the contribution of civil society to democratic consolidation in Turkey
(Bilkent University, 2007)
This is an analysis on the contribution of civil society to democratic consolidation in Turkey. This thesis will try to understand this problematic by assessing the civil society’s formal structure, legal framework, ...