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Perceptions of the Central and Local Governments? Engagement in Corruptive Activities: the Case of Turkey

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  • Fikret Adaman

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  • Ali Carkoglu

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In this paper we aim at providing a general assessment of public administrative systems in Turkey both at local and central governments. Our work is based on a survey conducted in urban settlements. Our findings indicate that local governments? services are perceived to be relatively more satisfying compared to those of central government. We also diagnose a certain degree of corrupt deals at both levels of government and attribute this to a serious degree of internalization of such activities by the citizens. In conclusion we offer some policies that can deal with these issues.

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  • Fikret Adaman & Ali Carkoglu, 2001. "Perceptions of the Central and Local Governments? Engagement in Corruptive Activities: the Case of Turkey," Working Papers 0103, Economic Research Forum, revised 01 2001.
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    1. Bhagwati, Jagdish N, 1982. "Directly Unproductive, Profit-seeking (DUP) Activities," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 90(5), pages 988-1002, October.
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    1. Ali T. Akarca & Aysit Tansel, 2012. "Turkish Voter Response to Government Incompetence and Corruption Related to the 1999 Earthquakes," Working Papers 2012/2, Turkish Economic Association.
    2. Ali T. Akarca & Aysit Tansel, 2008. "Impact of the 1999 Earthquakes and the 2001 Economic Crisis on the Outcome of the 2002 Parliamentary Election in Turkey," Working Papers 397, Economic Research Forum, revised 03 Jan 2008.
    3. Ali T. Akarca & Aysit Tansel, 2016. "Voter reaction to government incompetence and corruption related to the 1999 earthquakes in Turkey," Journal of Economic Studies, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 43(2), pages 309-335, May.

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