The Political Economy of Turkey

The Political Economy of Turkey

by Zulkuf Aydin
     
 

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This book analyses the political and socio-economic problems faced by Turkey in recent decades and the country's gradual integration into the global economy. Since the 1970s, Turkey has faced some of the most serious crises since the Republic was established in 1923. Social unrest, political and ethnic violence, paralysis of the state bureaucracy and other

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This book analyses the political and socio-economic problems faced by Turkey in recent decades and the country's gradual integration into the global economy. Since the 1970s, Turkey has faced some of the most serious crises since the Republic was established in 1923. Social unrest, political and ethnic violence, paralysis of the state bureaucracy and other institutions, increasing foreign debt, decreasing economic growth, vast inflation and increasing unemployment have all been part of everyday life in Turkey's recent history. The author argues that this state of affairs is symptomatic of a deeper, more enduring crisis arising from the way in which Turkey has been integrated into the global economy. He shows how, like many other developing countries, Turkey has become reliant on foreign investment and international financial institutions, and he offers a broader critique of globalisation in this light. Topics covered include democracy, repression, the military, the Kurdish question and regional inequalities, civil society, human rights and Islamic fundamentalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745318264
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
02/03/2005
Series:
Third World in Global Politics Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Kieran Allen is a sociology lecturer at University College Dublin. His books include Marx and the Alternative to Capitalism (Pluto, 2011) and Max Weber: A Critical Introduction (Pluto, 2004) as well as a number of works on Irish society and politics. Brian O' Boyle is the Economic Programme Director at St Angela's College, National University of Ireland. He has published a number of articles in International Critical Thought, Cambridge Journal of Economics and Capital and Class.

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