Civil society and the state: Turkey after the earthquake


Jalali R.

DISASTERS, vol.26, no.2, pp.120-139, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1467-7717.00196
  • Journal Name: DISASTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.120-139
  • Keywords: earthquake, earthquake response, Turkey, civil society, DISASTERS

Abstract

On 17 August 1999 Turkey was hit by a massive earthquake. Over 17,000 lives were lost and there was extensive damage to Turkey's heartland This paper examines how various public and private institutions, including state and civil society institutions such as NGOs and the media responded to the needs of earthquake survivors. It documents the extensive involvement of NGOs in the relief efforts immediately after the disaster and examines the impact of such participation on state-civil society relations in the country.