Alternatif Politika | Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Makale
Cilt 6, Sayı 1, Nisan 2014
       

Hüseyin ŞEYHANLIOĞLU

The Historical Development Process Of The Local Administration In Turkey In The European Union Full Membership Process

ABSTRACT. The main objective of strengthening the local administrations in the public administration is to strengthen the local administrations in terms of authority, responsibility and resources in order to allow more effective and efficient use of public resources. This is also considered as a harmonization of the social and political differences with the principle of justice in the union of the state. The democratic, participatory, accountable, transparent and governance and humanoriented service approach of today’s world increases the importance of local administrations to an even higher extent. In the present study, the traditional local administration in the Ottoman Empire, the changing local administrative system during the westernization process and Republic era (1789-1963) and the effects of the local administrations on change and development process in Turkey’s aim of full membership in the European Union (EU) since 1963 till today are analyzed. At the last part of the study, Spain, which has similarities with Turkey in terms of having ethnic differences as well as its process of full membership to the EU, is investigated. In the conclusion part, the effects of the EU full membership process on the transformation process of the local administrations in Turkey are analyzed.

Keywords: Decentralization, Subsidiarity, Local Administrations, Municipality, European Union.



The Historical Development Process Of The Local Administration In Turkey In The European Union Full Membership Process
Hüseyin ŞEYHANLIOĞLU
Alternatif Politika, Cilt 6, Sayı 1, Nisan 2014