—Turkey’s administrative structure is centrist and a lot of planning relating to the areas of activity of local governments is done by central administration. It is difficult for central administrations to find effective solutions to the problems of each region in the countries like Turkey having large topography. For this reason it is essential for the local governments in Turkey to well function in order for both democracy and well governing. Turkey has also been affected by the global developments in recent years on the purpose of the consolidation of local governments. But local governments inevitably stay in the shadow of central administration because of its unitary state structure. It’s impossible for the local governments to be entirely freed from that shadow due to this extremely centrist structure within the establishment codes of state. Central administration in Turkey makes an audit on local governments by way of administrative tutelage audit in order to provide the integrity between. However, the extent of this administrative tutelage audit is of a vital importance in the sense of the effectiveness of local governments named as democracy’s cradle. In this study, the administrative tutelage audit on local government bodies practiced by the central administration of Turkey having a centrist administrative structure, has been dealt in the perspective of suspension from duty and reinstatement applied on the local government bodies in Turkey between the years 2009 and 2013. As a result, if we make an evaluation of the administrative tutelage audit on local government bodies practiced by the central administration of Turkey in the perspective of the suspension from duty and reinstatement, it can be said that central administration in Turkey has a powerful administrative tutelage audit on local bodies fluctuations experienced in certain years.
—Administrative tutelage audit, centrist structure, local governments.
Hakan Turan was with Hitit University/ FEAS/ Department of Political Science and Puplic Administration, Çorum, Turkey (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Hakan Turan, "Centrist Administrative Structure and Administrative Tutelage Audit on Local Government Bodies," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.7, no.1, pp. 13-17, 2016.