38th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Europe Quo Vadis? - Regional Questions at the Turn of the Century", 28 August - 1 September 1998, Vienna, Austria
It is known that during the last quarter of the 20th century, transformations towards globalisation is realized. Such a process has the quality changing the utilization form of the political power. In other words it indicates to a positive progression in democratization. Especially tendencies of "localization" is widely adopted beginning from international agreements like the European Charter for Local Self-Government and European Urban Charter. When localization is defined as the liberalization of the local-government from the hegemony of the central and subsidiarity with the participation and the control of the citizens, autonomy of the local governments gains importance. Parallel to this fact, a transformation from the government to governance is at the agenda of Turkey. In this sense, the concept of locality and its components (social/space wise processes locally originated) is revealed.Therefore, the continuity/conservation of cultural properties of a special place can not be managed with the continuity understanding of a central governmenti, as it can be mentioned that in conservation the economic/social/government aspects and even the lives of the users is substituted according to the needs of the day. Such a reality can only be known in place and be evaluated by the related citizens. The paper will include the situation in Turkiye in exemplary cases.