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dc.contributor.advisorHeper, Metin
dc.contributor.authorHoxha, Julinda
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-13T08:13:29Z
dc.date.available2017-09-13T08:13:29Z
dc.date.copyright2017-09
dc.date.issued2017-09
dc.date.submitted2017-09-17
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/33599
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.): Bilkent University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2017.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 201-221).en_US
dc.description.abstractPolicy networks refer to platforms that facilitate collaboration among public, private and voluntary actors with the purpose of public policy making. Despite the extensive research done on the issue, not much is known about the applicability of this concept outside the context of advanced democracies. The purpose of this thesis is to assess the theoretical significance and practical effectiveness of three policy networks within the health sector in Turkey – a crucial case study where conditions for network collaboration are least favorable considering its past record of centralized policy making. Content analysis of 24 semi-structured interview transcripts reveals that networks are relevant policy instruments that have an impact on policy making. Integrated networks with a symmetrical structure and trust among participants display high levels of collaborative capacity, which in turn can generate highly innovative policies, particularly in the early phases of policy making. Aggregate networks have an indirect impact on policy making through ‘pockets’ of deliberation. Moreover, networks that serve as channels of interest mediation for already existing webs of actors such as business-based alliances, turn out to be resilient policy instruments that generate concrete outcomes and contribute to overall policy effectiveness. The findings indicate the importance of network institutional embeddedness in the broader political and economic environment—as a critical factor for the persistence as well as effectiveness of collaboration—particularly in those policy settings where networks represent a vulnerable practice of policy making. At the theoretical level, this study suggests the usefulness of incorporating neo-institutionalist approaches to network analysis.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Julinda Hoxha.en_US
dc.format.extentxvii, 225 leaves ; 30 cmen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectCollaborative Capacityen_US
dc.subjectGovernanceen_US
dc.subjectHealth Policyen_US
dc.subjectInstitutionalizationen_US
dc.subjectPolicy Networksen_US
dc.titlePolicy networks within the Turkish health sector : capacity, institutionalization and impacten_US
dc.title.alternativeTürk sağlık sektöründe politika ağları: kapasite, kurumsallaşma ve etkien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB156223
dc.embargo.release2020-09-01


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