Talk: “Political Advisers and Policy Formulation in Turkey and France: Promiscuous Partisans or Experts with Political Ties?”
Özge Uluskaradağ, PhD Candidate
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Friday, April 26, 2019, 11:40 a.m. – 13:10 p.m.
FEASS Building, A-130
The work of political advisers has received renewed scholarly attention in the past decade. Different studies have analyzed how they participate in policy work and exert influence by looking at their policy formulation activities. Yet the focus of the literature has been on the procedural formulation activities rather than on substantive ones. Moreover, the existing research remains limited with advisers’ work in the core executive from the Westminster systems and do not tell us how advisers operate in different policy sectors or the source of their influence. In an attempt to fill these gaps, this presentation aims to show advisers’ substantive policy formulation activities in health policy making, theorize their policy work and highlight the factors that determine their influence over policy content.
Ozge Uluskaradag is a PhD candidate in the department of Political Science at Concordia University and a course lecturer at McGill University in Montreal/Canada. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration and her master’s degree in European Studies at Middle East Technical University. She was a visiting research fellow at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris/France between 2016-2017. She is the recipient of 2016 International Political Science Association Stein Rokkan Prize.