Modernization and Accountability in Public-Sector Administration: Turkey Example

Modernization and Accountability in Public-Sector Administration: Turkey Example

Serkan Ökten (TR Prime Ministry General Directorate of Press and Information, Turkey), Elvettin Akman (Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey) and Çiğdem Akman (Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3731-1.ch002
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Abstract

The issue of studying has been determined as the development of the Turkish public sector in terms of modernization and accountability. In this chapter, it is aimed that postmodernism and new public administration concepts as well as the effects of modernization and accountability concepts coming to the public in the field of public administration are aimed. These impacts will be examined by examining the legal arrangements related to political and administrative accountability as well as the use of new legislative acts such as e-government and ombudsman. Modernization and accountability in public sector management in Turkey can be evaluated under the following headings; Political Accountability, Public Accountability, Accountability at Public Administration, Accountability at Public Employees, Accountability as Different Citizens, Citizenship Accountability.
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Political Accountability

Responding to the public for political leaders' actions is called the Political Accountability Principle (Layok, 2013:4)

Key Terms in this Chapter

Postmodernism: Used as a definition in the sense of post modernism and beyond and is carried out together with the problematization and even the negation of the basic concepts and perspectives of modern thought and culture.

Ombudsman: The person who handles complaints and undertakings and finds satisfactory solutions for them.

Criminal Responsibility of the President: One of the three types of President’s responsibilities (political, legal and criminal).

New Public Management: The idea of market dominance and the use of private sector management practices in the public sector.

E-Government: The services provided by the state are offered for use of electronic devices that citizens have so that the citizens can be reached easily.

Political Accountability: Agreements and procedures for the conduct of relations between citizens and representatives of them and their representatives.

Right to Access Information: The right of individuals to access the information they possess due to the duties of public institutions and organizations.

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