State intervention in Turkey: an assessment of the relationship between the political and the economic spheres

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This thesis examines the nature of the relationship between the political and economic spheres in Turkey in the context of critical political theory. In addition to the historical analysis of the issue of state intervention, the thesis tries to offer a new framework for explaining the mediation between the crisis and the restructuring of the politics-economy relation through the evaluation of alleged transformation of the 1980s in Turkey. In this context, the conception of the reformulation of this relation as an hegemonic project is the basic problematic of this study. To clarify this argument the thesis emphasises the discursive elements of the "transformation" rhetoric of the 1980s. It is argued, that despite the rhetoric's constant stress on the withdrawal of the state from the economic sphere, there has been only a change in the formulation of the relationship between the political and the economic spheres.


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Citation Formats
A. Güney, “State intervention in Turkey: an assessment of the relationship between the political and the economic spheres,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2002.