European University of Lefke (EUL) Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences Department of Public Administration organized a conference themed “Reforms and Tendencies in Local Governments”. Academician of Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deniz İşçioğlu attended the conference as a speaker.
Social, cultural, economic and political differences in countries can cause differences in local government systems
İşçioğlu said that “Each country has its own management structure. Within this structure, local governments are of great importance” and added that social, cultural, economic and political differences in countries can cause differences in local government systems. Pointing out that in local governments, it is desired to make reforms and regulations in parallel with the developments, İşçioğlu said that “The main reason for this is that local governments are able to keep up with today’s conditions. Today, especially with industry 4.0, changes have occurred in many levels of the management field, and technology has penetrated all areas of management. In addition, an effective, efficient and accountable local government approach is of great importance today as it is in every period”
Keeping up with the requirements of the age is a must for an effective and efficient local government system.
Emphasizing that local autonomy indispensable for local governments, İşçioğlu stated that “In addition, the relationship between local government and central government emerges as a form of relationship that needs to be reconsidered over time. Although the European Local Governments Autonomy Charter is considered as an important guide for local governments, it is not applied flawlessly by all countries”.
Pointing out that as developments in the world, technological advances, expectations and needs develop and change, reform movements inevitably emerge in local governments, İşçioğlu said that “The main thing here is to reflect and practice reforms in an accurate way and not to compromise from local autonomy. Keeping up with the requirements of the age is an imperative for an effective and efficient local government system”.