Transnational Advocacy Networks in Perspective: Democratization, Human Rights and NGOs in Turkey


ŞAHİN B. , YILDIZ M.

ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, vol.6, no.21, pp.41-65, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 21
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-65

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the cooperation between the foreign and domestic NGOs that work in the realm of democratization and human rights in Turkey. The theoretical framework is provided by the literature on "transnational advocacy networks". Archival research and semi-structured in-depth interviews with the representatives of both foreign and national NGOs are employed as the two main methodological approaches. The findings show that these NGOs share resources such as power, information, experience and money in order to overcome limitations in their political and social environments.