Dr., Public Administration and
Multinational companies which have become an important part of the world economy and politics, have been the subject of research for both political scientists and economists. The strength of the multinational corporations, which are getting stronger day by day in economic and political terms, is comparable to the power of nation states. Some authors argue that nation-states still maintain their influence as political and economic power because multinational companies do not have the legislative, executive, judiciary and armed forces that nation-states have. Others argue that multinational corporations have a significant limitation on the sovereignty of nation-states because of their tendency to spread worldwide their economic assets and their ability to influence the decision-making processes of nation states. The aim of this study is that it concerns not only the economic but also political aspects. In a part of the study, evaluations about Turkey are included.
Keywords: Multinational Companies, Power, Nation State, New World Order, Sovereignty