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Monograph of Keçiören Municipality

Ankara Araştırmaları Dergisi. 2015;3(2):183-211 DOI 10.5505/jas.2015.14633


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Journal Title: Ankara Araştırmaları Dergisi

ISSN: 2147-8724 (Print)

Publisher: Koc University, Vehbi Koc Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM)

Society/Institution: Koc University, Vehbi Koc Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM)

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Communities. Classes. Races: Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology: Urbanization. City and country

Country of publisher: Turkey

Language of fulltext: Turkish, English

Full-text formats available: PDF



Savaş Zafer Şahin

Anıl Çekiç

Ali Can Gözcü


Blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

In Turkey, urban administration can be defined from a judicial perspective as the bundle of powers vested in municipalities. It is known that throughout republican history, municipalities, using these powers, have differentiated themselves via their own internal dynamics in parallel to the evolution of public policy and changes in legislation. Yet, it is obvious that there are important gaps in understanding this differentiation taking into consideration the structural conditions of individual municipalities. In particular, in order to thoroughly understand municipalities, it is important to consider periodical pictures of how each municipality has been affected by waves of decentralization and centralization experienced over the last thirty years. In this respect, this monograph, using the same monographic approach developed for the Çankaya Municipality, provides a picture of the existing situation of Ankara’s Keçiören Municipality and presents related problems and potential. This monograph, based on qualitative and quantitative research, presents a holistic evaluation of Keçiören Municipality in terms of its external environment, provision of services, decision-making processes, use of technology and communications.