Thinking about Think Tanks in Turkey and Georgia
An intriguing report published on June 3 evaluates the ways in which think tanks influence public policy in nascent democracies.
The report, titled Democracy Think Tanks in Action: Translating Research into Policy in Young and Emerging Democracies, takes a look at case studies in nine countries around the world in which democratization has made strong gains over the past two decades. The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) in Turkey and the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD) in Georgia are two of the nine think tanks examined.
The National Endowment for Democracy’s International Forum for Democratic Studies is the publisher of the report, which draws on material supplied by members of the Network of Democracy Research Institutes.
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