The critical analysis of alternative local government experiences in Turkey: the case of Hozat Municipality

Bozkurt, Engin
When analyzed within Marxist theory understandings, local governments can be considered as a body of administrative, political, social and economic relations which are defined in a certain spatial scale based on uneven development of capital accumulation. This definition removes the local governments from the context of a simple organizational-administrative problem and places them into a political context. Hence, as experience and strategies of socialist customs in our country is investigated regarding local governments, it can be observed that a serious experience is not present excepts certain limited examples. In this study, different from municipalism understanding constrained within today’s neoliberal marketism and Islamist conservatism, possibilities of socialist municipalism will be discussed. In this context, “socialist municipalism” claim, which is trying to be actualized in Hozat Municipality, which is the study area of this thesis, will be analyzed depending on statement and application relation of the municipal administration, with observations made in the area and interviews.


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E. Bozkurt, “The critical analysis of alternative local government experiences in Turkey: the case of Hozat Municipality ,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.