May 6, 2009
Prof. Korel Göymen
LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNANCE DYNAMICS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND TURKEY
Prof. Korel Göymen is the lecturer at Sabancı University’s Arts and Social Sciences Faculty and Administrative Board Member of Istanbul Policy Center. He was the faculty of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at METU until 2002. In 1978, he has been the vice-president in Ankara Municipality in charge of planning and coordination. He has been under- secretary in Tourism Ministry between 1992-1994.
Prof. Göymen started his speech by defining the term “governance” and by giving information about the usage of the term. He stated that governance is a term with ideological connotations and he also mentioned the terms like “subsidiarity” used along with the term “governance”. He gave information on how governance is practiced in local governments in the European Union. He talked about the development of governance in Turkey and the new arrangements implemented according to this term, such as Regional Development Agencies and the Law of Access to Information.