What kind of a public administration for Turkey


1st Forum on Studies of Society (FSS) International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, Craiova, Romania, 31 March 2016, pp.117-129 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Craiova
  • Country: Romania
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-129
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


There is a need for a different understanding and implementation of public administration not only in Turkey but in the world in general due to recent transformations that have been shaping the field of public administration and public policy, including but not limited to, globalization, democratization, marketization, decentralization, economic crises, immigration, diversifying and increasing needs and demands. Discussing the future of public administration requires taking a stock of the current status of public administration and a more detailed account of the recent developments and trends in the field of public administration. It is widely acknowledged that there is a trend from the classical public administration to the New Public Management (the NPM) and to the New Public Governance with important consequences for the understanding, implementation and reform of public administration and public policies, and this trend deserves to be taken into consideration in a discussion on the future of public administration. Accordingly, this paper presents a brief theoretical and conceptual background on public administration and trends in the field of public administration. Then, the current status of the public administration, and a brief overview of the dynamics of change and reforms in the public administration and policies in Turkey are discussed. The paper further questions the meaning of the reforms and developments for the future of the public administration and policies in Turkey.