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    Towards a new political economy of Turkish Capitalism: three worlds

    Güven, Ali Burak (2023) Towards a new political economy of Turkish Capitalism: three worlds. Turkish Studies 24 (1), pp. 177-196. ISSN 1468-3849.

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    Political economists investigating Turkey’s turbulent path of late currently work from within three different characterizations of Turkish capitalism: authoritarian neoliberalism, crony capitalism, and state capitalism. This article critically reviews these competing visions and identifies directions for future research. I argue that, fundamental differences aside, these approaches together illustrate the indispensability of a political economy perspective for comprehending Turkey’s current predicament, in particular its authoritarian turn and ongoing systemic crisis. Yet meeting the potential of this research program also requires resisting rigid macro conceptualizations and aiming instead for empirically rich analyses of nuts-and-bolts phenomena such as changes in the class map, sectoral regimes, and challenges of development, with a view to identifying feasible strategies of renewal post-AKP.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): political economy, authoritarian neoliberalism, crony capitalism, state capitalism, crisis
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Political Economy and Institutional Studies, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Ali Burak Guven
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2022 12:45
    Last Modified: 25 Jan 2024 01:10


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