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The conception of development in the Turkish left in the 1960s : the case of TİP

Şimşek, Gökçe Heval
The object of this study is to elaborate the question of development, which was an issue of major concern in the Turkish left in the 1960's with reference to the views of TIP. It is seen that TIP's conception of the issue was articulated through an understanding of 'developmentalist socialism', which was a reflection of the intrnational approaches to the question of development during the period. It is argued in the study that the placing of the evaluation within a historical context is crucial in order to comprehend the theoretical standpoint of the analyses of TIP. In this sense, the major developments on the national and international level during the period and the debates on 'dependency' and 'non-capitalist path' will also elaborated.