Decentralization and Capacity in Public Governance

  • Evrim Tan
Part of the Public Sector Organizations book series (PSO)


This chapter outlines the theoretical and conceptual dimensions of public governance, decentralization, and governance capacity. Laying out the usage of decentralization and capacity from a public governance perspective, the chapter connects the disparate literature of governance, decentralization, and capacity in a functional and analytical way, and puts forward the hypotheses about the relationships between decentralization and governance capacity to be tested in the country case of Turkey.


Decentralization Public governance Governance capacity 


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