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State–Civil Society Partnerships in International Aid and Public Diplomacy: The Case of Turkey and Somalia

  • Senem B. Çevik
  • Efe Sevin
  • Banu Baybars-Hawks
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change book series (PSCSC)

Abstract

This chapter presents a conceptual two-level approach, focusing on interactions at state and civil society levels. Using the Turkish humanitarian aid to Somalia as a case study to develop further their conceptual framework, the authors examine how state and non-state actors engage with local players in Somalia and how they communicate their presence in the country. Their study demonstrates that Turkey has virtually no cooperation between these two levels in terms of communication about development—Turkish state-led reconstruction attempts in Somalia and the faith-based civil society groups participating in development efforts do not communicate with each other. However, the country enjoys a coherent communication of development rhetoric to promote its foreign aid which enables it to establish links between the two separate levels.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Senem B. Çevik
    • 1
  • Efe Sevin
    • 2
  • Banu Baybars-Hawks
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Reinhardt UniversityWaleskaUSA
  3. 3.Kadir Has UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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