Comparative Studies and Regionally-Focused Cases Examining Local Governments

Comparative Studies and Regionally-Focused Cases Examining Local Governments

Ugur Sadioglu (Hacettepe University, Turkey) and Kadir Dede (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: June, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 502
ISBN13: 9781522503200|ISBN10: 152250320X|EISBN13: 9781522503217|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0320-0


In the era of globalization, comparative government and politics have come to the forefront due to the transformations of the social welfare state and the subsequent social, economic, political, cultural, technological and administrative changes. Taking a particular look at local government systems can uncover new perspectives on issues related to globalization, localization, governance, new democracy movements, managerial reformation, and privatization.

Comparative Studies and Regionally-Focused Cases Examining Local Governments is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the role played by local governments in overall administration, types and models of government at the local level, consequences of managerial reformations, and new develops regarding structure, process, personnel, and policymaking aspects of government. Highlighting relevant perspectives from comparative research and case studies, this book is ideally designed for students, government officials, politicians, civil society representatives, and academicians.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Citizen Welfare
  • Decentralization
  • Fiscal Autonomy
  • Government Reforms
  • Political Ethics
  • Public Service Delivery
  • Territorial Governance

Reviews and Testimonials

Political science, public administration, economics, and public finance scholars from across the globe present 20 regional and comparative case studies of local governments in the UK, US, Germany, Spain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Turkey, China, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico, and their structures, governance, territorial fragmentation, managerial and political reform measures, democracy, decentralization, functioning, service delivery, and ethics.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ugur Sadioglu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Hacettepe University in Ankara-Turkey. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of Local Governments Application and Research Centre of the same University and the Vice-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Hacettepe University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. He studied political science and public administration at Hacettepe University (BSc-2006). He was a visiting researcher at Duisburg-Essen University-Germany (as a part of Erasmus&Socrates Exchange Programme and by the scholarship of The Council of Higher Education) from 2008 to 2010. He received his PhD degree in comparision of local government reform process in Turkey and Germany from Hacettepe University in 2012. He was a visiting fellow at University of Cologne-Germany, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics between 2015 and 2016. He has been a member of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences since 2006. His research interests are public administration theory, new trends in public administration, local government and politics, urban policy and affairs, decentralization, e-government and development studies. He acted as a researcher on various administrative reform projects in Turkey and Germany. His three books were published in the area of local government. He recently presented many papers in national and international conferences and published in national and international journals extensively on local governments and administrative reform outcomes in Turkey.
Kadir Dede is Research Assistant at Hacettepe University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. He has completed his PhD in political science with dissertation titled “The Role of Novel in Turkish nation-building process” in 2015. His main academic interests are Turkish political thought, nationalism, Turkish literature and popular culture. He has published his articles on Turkish literature, gender, leftist politics and Early Republican era in different editions and journals.