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Political Economy of Turkey

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ISBN-10: 0745318266

ISBN-13: 9780745318264

Edition: 2005

Authors: Zulkuf Aydin

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This text analyses the political and socio-economic problems faced by Turkey in recent decades and the country's gradual integration into the global economy.
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 2/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Introduction: Globalisation, capitalist crises and Turkey
Interpretations of globalisation
Globalisation, homogenisation and global inequalities
Periodic crises and capitalism
Globalisation and TNCs
Globalisation, internationalisation of capital and the nation state
The 1980s and debt peonage
Speculative capital movements
Flow of equity investment to emerging markets
The US's role in the current financial crises
Globalisation again
The state
State intervention in Turkey
Economic policies in the 1950s
The planned period 1960-80
Development since 1980
How successful were the SAPs in the 1980s?
Liberalisation of foreign trade
Repressive anti-trade union policies
Democracy, development and good governance
Good governance, democracy and development
Democracy and development
The predominance of the state
The Turkish State
Democracy in Turkey
Liberalisation and democratisation since 1980
Cyclical crises since 1980
Rapid loss of economic autonomy
Financial liberalisation and the 1994 crisis
Disinflation programmes and the 2000-01 crisis
Repercussions of the 2001 crisis
The transition to a stronger Turkish economy programme of 2001
Agrarian crisis
Internationalisation of Third World agriculture
The end of developmentalism
General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
The promotion of small-scale household production and the modernisation of Turkish agriculture
Economic hardships and neo-liberalism
Standby agreements since 1999 and Turkish agriculture
The sagas of sugar and tobacco
Direct income support
Liberalisation and food security
History repeats itself: Mexico and Turkey
Political Islam in Turkey
Political Islam as a reaction to modernisation
Kemalism, Islam and identity politics
Turkish identity and Islam
The moderation of political Islam
Political Islam, class politics and business interests
The National Outlook Movement (NOM)
The rise and fall of the Welfare Party
Globalisation and the rise of political Islam in Turkey
The Kurdish question
Ethnicity and identity
The emergence of conflicting Turkish and Kurdish ethnies
Treaties of Sevres and Lausanne
The emergence of Kurdish nationalism in Turkey
Kurdish nationalist discourse in Turkey
Uncompromising nationalism
Conclusion: the European Union and the Kurdish question