Introduction: Financialisation, crisis, social protests and development alternatives in Southeast Europe

Becker, Joachim
Türel, Oktar
Türkeş, Mustafa
Southeast Europe is the region of the continent that has been most severely hit by the present crisis. GDP has plummeted in many countries, unemployment and poverty have sharply risen. Orthodox structural adjustment programmes have aggravated the recession. In a number of countries, strong social protests have emerged. The crisis has put the question of alternative developmental models on the agenda. To pose the question of development models implies to search for the reasons why the pre-crisis growth models and strategies have so dismally failed.


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J. Becker, O. Türel, and M. Türkeş, “Introduction: Financialisation, crisis, social protests and development alternatives in Southeast Europe,” ODTÜ Gelişme Dergisi, vol. 41, no. 3, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: