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The Evolution Of Regional Development Agencies: Turkey Case


  • Yılmaz Toktas

    (Amasya University, Turkey)

  • Haktan Sevinç AÄŸrı

    (İbrahim Çeçen University, Turkey)

  • Eda Bozkurt

    (Atatürk University, Turkey)


Regional imbalance is an important socioeconomic problem which can be seen inmany countries. The development agency tool which is implemented by many developed ordeveloping countries in order to eliminate the regional imbalances is an important actor inespecially implementation of regional plans and policies. In this study, especially the developmentof Regional Development Agency, which became an important implementation of developmentstrategies in regions especially since early 2000s is evaluated.

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  • Yılmaz Toktas & Haktan Sevinç AÄŸrı & Eda Bozkurt, 2013. "The Evolution Of Regional Development Agencies: Turkey Case," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 2(15), pages 1-31.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:2:y:2013:i:15:p:31

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    1. Tim Blackman & Christianne Ormston, 2005. "Discourses of accountability: Policy scrutiny of an English regional development agency," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(3), pages 375-386.
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    Regional Development; Regional Development Agencies; Regional DevelopmentAgencies in Turkey;

    JEL classification:

    • F00 - International Economics - - General - - - General
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure


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