A Critique of ethics regulation in Turkish public administration /

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2016
Çelik, Duygu
In today's world, ethics has become an important discussion topic in public administration. Through the effects of neo-liberalism as the dominant ideology of globalization, Turkish public administration has forced to change with structural reforms by the international and regional organizations which are both ideologically and economically powerful on Turkey. The emergence of new forms of management techniques and governance models represented by the market values have triggered the moral transformation in Turkey. Thus, ethics regulation in Turkey has emerged as an external control mechanism since 2004 and focused on the desirable forms of behaviors of public administrators. By attributing a very different meaning to the concept, ethics in Turkey has been grounded in extensive legalism almost substituting the law with its regulatory structural model. Therefore, this thesis study has examined the ongoing process relating to ethics regulation in two dimensions as legal/judicial and structural/organizational and tried to set forth legal and structural deficiencies in the implementation. Despite the fact that the concept of ethics is theoretically inappropriate to be a subject matter of the regulation, legalization and institutionalization of ethics in Turkey has led to discharge of its meaning by removing it from its main function. The empirical study with the interviews conducted with government officials within the scope of this thesis has emphasized that ethics regulation has emerged as a pointless effort since the very beginning in Turkey.

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D. Çelik, “A Critique of ethics regulation in Turkish public administration /,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2016.