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dc.contributor.advisorKadıoğlu, Ayşeen_US
dc.contributor.authorÇınar, Menderesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T20:19:26Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T20:19:26Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/18447
dc.descriptionAnkara : Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University, 1993.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis(Master's) -- Bilkent Universty, 1993.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves [99-101]en_US
dc.description.abstractPolitical decentralization in a unitary state means devolution of the center's power to localities and/or periphery. Since such decentralization involves promotion of alternative power bases, it goes against the nature of the unitary state. Therefore, in a unitary state, where the authority is distributed from the center, the center should have confidence to whom it is decentralizing. Such trust/ confidence is, in turn, linked to degree of political integration, as measured by the 'decentralisers' (i.e. the center). In the OttomanTurkish polity, the way of political integration was a 'centralized' one, and it was not conducive to decentralization. Indeed, the centralization of the system began with attempts to forge a nation. The center was suspect of periphery. In such a context, the Turkish political culture lacked local 'government' tradition. The un(der)development of civic community hindered political decentralization. There are, of course, other factors influencing the degree of decentralization, such as the size of the country in question. But, the political culture and the degree of political integration (as a determinant of the degree of confidence) are considered to be the most important in the Turkish case. This is because, other factors are, actually, encouraging for more decentralization. The debates around the issue are part of the broader debates over restructuring Turkish politics. As far as decentralization is concerned, the key question is, whether Turkey completed its integration and/or if the way of integration was/is correct? Opponents and proponents of decentralization are divided over this question(s). Arguments against decentralization seems to be based on the assumption that, decentralization as proposed by the proponents, would lead to a wholesale transformation of the principles of the Republic.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityÇınar, Menderesen_US
dc.format.extentiii, 98pages, [3]leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subject.lccJS7483.A3 C55 1993en_US
dc.subject.lcshDecentralization in government--Turkey.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCentral-local government relations--Turkey.en_US
dc.titleAn evalution of the recent debates on restructuring of the Turkish government: federalism and unitary state argumentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US


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