Direct Public Participation in Local Government as Community Development

The Case of Turkey

Authored by: Belgin Ucar Kocaoglu , Rhonda Phillips

The Routledge Handbook of Community Development

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138940765
eBook ISBN: 9781315674100
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In this chapter, the relationship between community development, direct participation and local governments is explored. Context and an overview are then provided about both direct public participation and community development, with discussion of the links between the two areas. In the last part of the study, the level of direct public participation in local governments in Turkey is analyzed.

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