The Political Economy of Restructuring in Science and Technology in Turkey

Ozer-Imer I., Imer S. T.

EUROPEAN REVIEW, vol.28, no.4, pp.573-586, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1062798720000083
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN REVIEW
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, EBSCO Education Source, Geobase, Index Islamicus, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Political Science Complete, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.573-586
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to analyse the policies with respect to, and structuring of, science and technology in Turkey from a historical perspective, and to evaluate the restructuring currently going on, from the viewpoint of institutions on science and technology. Such restructuring has undergone many transformations throughout Turkish history, and has been influenced directly by both internal and external dynamics. From the examples of other countries, we learn that success in high technology production results from well-established and sound industrial and scientific infrastructures. It would be useful to set forth such a vision for Turkey as well.