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Contextual Approaches in Sociology

Adela Elena Popa, Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Tomas Butvilas

Contextual Approaches in Sociology is a collection of essays on a wide range of sociological issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The volume presents applications of grounded theory, social capital, education, social rituals and gender issues. It will appeal to a wide range of academic leadership, including educators, researchers, social students and teachers, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact with students and teachers in a sociological context.
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A Grounded Theory Essay: City Councils in Turkey and The Uniqueness of Participation



The meaning of the concept of public service is changing. This change in meaning has created a crisis of legitimacy (Şengül, 2010) that has led to the concept of ‘governance.’ In parallel with the new developments in management strategies, city councils are given a major role and are expected to be effective in the multi-partner and multi-actor structure of the city administration (Özdemir, 2011, p. 35). City councils are expected to involve civil society in urban management.

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