The empowerment of Turkish governors within hybrid settings of public administration

YILDIZCAN C. , Bayraktar U.

MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS, vol.24, no.3, pp.356-375, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13629395.2017.1398889
  • Page Numbers: pp.356-375


The widespread reforms of Turkish public administration and the machinery of government from 2000s onwards resulted in a gradual delegation of certain state's functions to local and non-state actors, through a gradual rescaling of the policy-making systems and a remarkable hybridization of governance logics. The relevant literature focuses largely on the rising role and importance of involving non-state actors rather than state officials in policy-making processes. The paper explains how the scope and the method of public agents' influence adapt to the current context of so-called neoliberalization of public administration in Turkey. The paper discusses in detail provincial governors with regard to their relatively 'disguised' power in social and economic policies through new hybrid mechanisms.