THE EFFECT OF LEADERSHIP AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE ON GOOD GOVERNANCE: A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS ON TWO TURKISH NEWSPAPERS WITH OPPOSITE IDEOLOGIES


Mengu S. , Comak N. A.

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI ILETISIM FAKULTESI DERGISI, no.29, pp.107-127, 2007 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 29
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI ILETISIM FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.107-127

Abstract

Governance, which is the amalgamation of management, communication and interaction concepts, simply refers to managing together. Good governance is considered to be the indicator of representation, participation and control in state administration as well as an inicator of effective civil society, rule of law, responsibility of openness and accountability, and the existence of ethics and quality. This concept implies that governing power has exceeded the classic state authority. In the same way, a large-scale sense of democracy has been elaborated with the participation of 'civil society' in the governing process on behalf of the public. In other words, governing has gained a different characteristic as self-government of a society by breaking up the monopoly of the state in this sense. At this point, we observe the deformation of the ideological and theoretical content of the basic concepts, such as 'politics,' and 'state' The purpose of this study is to question the applicability of such an approach in public administration and non-governmental organizations for the purpose of achieving good governance by displaying the importance and effect of leadership and culture notions. Thus, a crisis between the government and TUSIAD (The Society of Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen) has been chosen as an example. The news about the respective crisis has been studied in two Turkish newspapers with the highest circulation rates in Turkey according to Van Dijk's critical discourse analysis method.