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This thesis analyzes different forms of internationalizations by concentranting on the theoretical discussions on the internationalization of capital and the state. With the examination of the political economic structures in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the development of alternative mechanisms in different moments of its integration into the international capitalist system, the study analyzes the triggers that generate varieties in the forms of integration. The research on the political and economic structures in Iran, with an emphasis on various accumulation strategies adapted by different dominant fractions, tends to reveal capacity of the agents to shape the degree of internationalization of their national states and economies. In this context, the study contextualizes internationalization process of the economy and state of the Islamic Republic of Iran and puts forth the dialectical relation between the domestic and international in the age of internationalization.


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Citation Formats
E. Sune, “Alternative forms of internationalization: the case of Iran,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2018.