Good governance in sustainable human development : a subnational case in Turkey

Özdemir, Gökçen
The main purpose of this thesis is to make an investigation on the significance of good governance in sustainable human development, at the subnational level. For this purpose, a theoretical model which analyses the influences of a good local governance process on the actual and sustainable outcomes of a subnational development practice (program or project) based on the principles of sustainable human development (SHD) strategy. Then, a case study was performed on a SHD based subnational development program, namely Linking Eastern Anatolia to Progress Program (LEAP), which was implemented in Turkey, in 2001-2006. As the major finding of the case study it is confirmed that good local governance has significant positive influences on the local SHD process that is enhancement of the human well-being, building local endogenous capacities of the localities via accumulation of economic, human and social capital, and local environmental sustainability. This result was in accord with the anticipations of the analytical model developed in the model.


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Citation Formats
G. Özdemir, “Good governance in sustainable human development : a subnational case in Turkey,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2013.