TRANSITION FROM URBAN MANAGERIALISM TO URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM IN TURKEY; THE EXAMPLE OF DALOKAY (SOCIETY-ORIENTED MUNICIPALISM) AND GÖKÇEK (SOCIAL MUNICIPALISM)

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2022-12-19
Kaya, Atakan
This thesis examines the transition from urban managerialism to urban entrepreneurialism in Turkey in the case of Ankara. The transformation of urban governance put forward by Harvey has widely discussed in the urban literature. However, how Harvey's theoretical framework has realized in Turkey was rarely discussed. In this study, the change in Turkey has been examined by considering the society-oriented municipalism emerged in the 1970s and the social municipalism approaches applied in the 2000s. Jessop's strategic-relational approach is also used. In this way, the change in local government practices in Turkey could be evaluated in the unique spatial and temporal context of the country and the urban area. Ankara mayors, Dalokay and Gökçek, who could be defined as the architects of both municipal approaches, are considered as strategic actors in the study. In the thesis, the decisions of the mayors, their projects and their relations with different political and economic groups were examined. In addition, important political, economic and social changes in Turkey and the world before the period in which the mayors took office were also included. In this way, a broader perspective is presented in terms of the structure, relationships and context in which mayors take office as strategic actors and how they are affected while formulating their decisions and projects.

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A. Kaya, “TRANSITION FROM URBAN MANAGERIALISM TO URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM IN TURKEY; THE EXAMPLE OF DALOKAY (SOCIETY-ORIENTED MUNICIPALISM) AND GÖKÇEK (SOCIAL MUNICIPALISM),” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.