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The political economy of Turkey's integration into Europe

Uneven development and hegemony

By Elif Uzgören

The political economy of Turkey's integration into Europe
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  • ISBN: 9781526172532
  • Publish Date: Feb 2025
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7253-2
    • Pages: 208
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: February 2025

    Description

    This book examines Turkey's integration with Europe within structural dynamics of globalisation from a critical political economy perspective. Critical approaches have been sidelined within European Studies. Turkish enlargement is not an exemption. The analyses are based on original data generated by 109 interviews conducted in 2010, 2017 and 2023 with five categories of actors: representatives of capital and labour, political parties, state officials, and struggles around ecology, patriarchy and migration. It argues that the pro-membership was hegemonic in the 2000s which was contested by two rival class strategies, Ha-vet and neo-mercantilism. In the 2010s, pro-membership is no longer hegemonic within rising critical tone of social forces supporting rival class strategies. Unevenness of Turkey's trajectory of integration to Europe is likely to be consolidated through market integration and management of migration through transactional approach.

    Contents

    Introduction
    1 Historical materialism: Encountering the post-Marxist critique
    2 Integration of a peripheral country into the capitalist world system: Turkey's political economy
    3 Globalisation and class struggle between Turkish capital and labour during the 2000s reform process
    4 Globalisation and struggle in political and civil society
    5 De-globalisation? Reconsidering the struggle under authoritarian neoliberalism
    Conclusion

    Author

    Elif Uzgören is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the Department of International Relations, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey.

    The political economy of Turkey's integration into Europe

    By Elif Uzgören

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