The Center for Research in Transitional Societies (CRTS) was established at Bilkent University in 2000. In a time when rapid global flows intensify and complicate social transformations, each and every society, to various degrees, faces significant changes in almost every aspect of social life. In this respect, we think of transitional societies as a general indication of the fundamental changes of the world in which we live. The Center provides a venue for new thinking on the relationship between the global, regional, and local dimensions of life in transitional societies. The Center encourages comparative and interdisciplinary approaches and research to understand complex phenomena and promotes methodological creativity and pluralism. The Center serves as an international platform for interested scholars to study the social, cultural, political, economic, and business issues in transitional societies.

Address: Center for Research in Transitional Societies
Bilkent University, 06800 Bilkent - Ankara Turkey
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