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Administrative Development and Reform in Turkey: A Historical Overview (Part II)

International Journal of Public Sector Management

ISSN: 0951-3558

Article publication date: 1 February 1992



The second of a two‐part article (Part I published in IJPSM , Vol. 5 No.1) which continues the historical overview from 1949 when the new democratic government instigated administrative reforms based on initiatives from foreign research. In the period after the Second World War attempts at reform were hindered by increased number of Civil Servants and economic problems, particularly inflation and a fall in the standard of living. Traces the difficulties which emerged between the bureaucracy and successive governments as a direct result of their failure to appreciate the role of the bureaucracy. The 1960 revolution led to the establishment of three bodies with specific tasks to change the structure of the economic and administrative systems and to implement five‐year plans, but which met with limited success. Discusses the ensuing excessive review and evaluation in every sphere of state activity which has continued to date.



Younis, T., Ibrahim, S.A.M. and McLean, M.A. (1992), "Administrative Development and Reform in Turkey: A Historical Overview (Part II)", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 5 No. 2.




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