Cadastral services in Turkey within the framework of new public management
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Central, national, political-managerial actors and the organization, processes and personnel structure of the public administration are changing within the framework of the new public management paradigm that envisages the superiority of private sector and private sector management techniques over the public sector. Restructuring of public management has been put on the agenda in 2000s in Turkey and various regulations have started to be established accordingly. In this process, new expansions have been made in the roles of the cadastre sector -which is considered to be a traditional public service- by bringing new legal and public regulations. The most significant step taken in this regard is the purchase of technical services from the private sector and handover of demand-oriented tasks (amalgamation, position determination, type variations etc.) conducted by the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre (TKGM) to the licensed private measurement offices. Therefore, thanks to its reduced work load, TKGM uses all its facilities to establish a guiding, supervisory and spatial information system. This study analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of private-sector involvement in providing cadastral services in Turkey. Various options for the role of the private-sector are examined.