There are competition and cooperation between Turkey's social segments in social, political, economic, and cultural fields to the extent permitted of democracy and pluralism. Think tanks' sphere is one of the arenas where this competition and cooperation happen. In Turkey, think tanks have emerged in 1960s, increased in numbers since 1990s, become an "ideas sector" after 2000s. Although they are not as effective as US and European counterparts, in Turkey's have become an important actor in security, foreign and domestic policy issues. Their reports and proposals, albeit in limited numbers, have affected the agenda of country and have been the subject of positive and negative criticism. This article examines think tanks as a representation sphere where social segments strive to exist on an intellectual basis. The scope of study is limited with civil society-based think tanks. The study has conducted on a theoretical based. Also, a limited number of in-depth interviews has been used. After all, 55 civil-based think tanks and their aggregation of geographical and historical have been determined. Also, it has been determined that these organizations provide for different social segments to represent themselves on an intellectual basis, and in this direction, they have increased their impact and influence especially since 2000s.
|Journal Section||Anthropology - Philosophy - Psychology - Sociology|
Publication Date : March 29, 2021
|APA||Babur, M . (2021). Bir Temsil Alanı Olarak Türkiye’de Düşünce Kuruluşları . Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi , 23 (1) , 1-19 . DOI: 10.32709/akusosbil.833017|