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Public Sector Organizations

Decentralization and Governance Capacity

The Case of Turkey

Authors: Tan, Evrim

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  • Develops novel conceptual and analytical models by bringing together the disparate literatures of decentralization, governance and government capacity
  • Brings a new insight on the ambivalent relationships between decentralization, development and better governance
  • Provides policy relevant recommendations to public managers, development specialists and international donor organizations on decentralization practices
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It is widely assumed that the relationship between governance capacity and decentralization determines the success in governance, but how does this relationship function is largely contested. Does decentralization lead to an improvement in governance capacities, or are certain capacities preconditioned in order for decentralization to lead better governance? Relying on an empirical study of Turkish provincial municipalities, the book argues success in decentralization is strongly influenced by the socioeconomic conditions in the province and to a lesser extent by the local government’s capacity. The book provides a novel approach to capacity building practices and decentralization reforms by suggesting that the relationship between decentralization and governance capacity should be addressed not only on the organizational but also on the developmental level. In this way, the book proposes asymmetrical decentralization according to socio-economic development at subnational level for better governance outcomes.

About the authors

Evrim Tan is a visiting professor in the Public Governance Institute at the University of Leuven, Belgium. His research concentrates on decentralization, local government, capacity building and public management reforms.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-02047-7
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02046-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decentralization and Governance Capacity
Book Subtitle
The Case of Turkey
Authors
Series Title
Public Sector Organizations
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02047-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02047-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02046-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 269
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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