The Influence of International Organisations on the Realisation of Disability Mainstreaming in Turkey

Duygun, Tolga (2016) The Influence of International Organisations on the Realisation of Disability Mainstreaming in Turkey. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (Full text available)

Abstract

This thesis examines the role of international organisations in disability mainstreaming policies in Turkey. Turkey is a particularly interesting case study, as it combines traditional values coupled with ambitions to be an internationally respected European state. International organisations include the European Union, the World Bank, the International Labour Organization, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Children’s Fund and Organization of Islamic Cooperation. A multidisciplinary approach was taken which involved social policy, history, disability studies, international relations, and politics. The research used a case study based on analysis of 275 policy documents, 47 semi-structured and two focus group interviews. The participants have all been directly involved in decision-making processes at international and/or local level. The thesis argues that disability mainstreaming is partial and selective as a result of the interaction between the traditional values and structures in Turkey and the aims and practices of international organisations.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Uncontrolled keywords: Disability, international organisations, European Union, mainstreaming, Turkey, policy transfer
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
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Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2016 14:09 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 00:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54344 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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