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Public Management Reform in Turkey

The Impact of Europeanization and Beyond


Part of the Public Administration, Governance and Globalization book series (PAGG, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Fatih Demir
    Pages 1-64
  3. Fatih Demir
    Pages 65-81
  4. Fatih Demir
    Pages 83-115
  5. Fatih Demir
    Pages 117-136
  6. Fatih Demir
    Pages 137-152
  7. Fatih Demir
    Pages 153-172
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 173-177

About this book


This book discusses the Europeanization of Turkish public administration since the early 2000s, offering an analysis of the transformation and basic features and problems of Turkish public administration in relation to the EU accession process.

The book consists of six chapters and a conclusion. The first chapter sets the stage by evaluating the public administration reforms in Turkey from the perspective of Europeanization and the European Administrative Space (EAS). The second chapter discusses the administrative procedures based on the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, and explains the EU’s relationship with accountable government and democracy. The third and fourth chapters examine the steps taken to improve civic participation in decision-making processes, and assess local governance reforms in Turkey with reference to Europeanization processes and the “policy windows” approach developed by Kingdon. The next chapter addresses regionalization in Europe and its parallels in Turkey, especially in the context of the foundation of regional development agencies. Lastly, the book presents the reactions to the fragmentation of government envisaged by New Public Management (NPM) reforms and describes practices beyond fashioning an integrated administration. It also explores the transformation of the executive organ in terms of its change in status, in relation to other centers of political power. The conclusion provides an overview of the apparent oscillation of Turkish public administration in the 21st century, in terms of Europeanization processes.

This book is useful for academics studying public administration, public management reforms, Turkish politics, and the European Union, as well as government and diplomatic professionals in Turkey and the EU, especially those dealing with enlargement issues.


Europeanization Good Governance Public Management Reform Participatory Government Governance Reform Regionalization Reforms New Public Management

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Manisa Celal Bayar UniversityYunusemreTurkey

About the authors

Fatih Demir is an Associate Professor of Public Administration at Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey. He received his BA in Political Science from Bilkent University, Turkey. He has a Ph.D. in Public Administration.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Public Management Reform in Turkey
  • Book Subtitle The Impact of Europeanization and Beyond
  • Authors Fatih Demir
  • Series Title Public Administration, Governance and Globalization
  • Series Abbreviated Title Pub.Admin.,Govern.,Global.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-41647-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-41648-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 177
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Administration
    Governance and Government
    Public Policy
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