Friedrich List, Ziya Gökalp and the national economy thesis in the Ottoman Empire

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Citation Formats
H. S. Ünal, “Friedrich List, Ziya Gökalp and the national economy thesis in the Ottoman Empire,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.