Ziya Öniş introduces his article, 'Turkey under the challenge of state capitalism'



this article represents a sequel if you like a continuation of my earlier contribution which appeared in 2012 turkey studies the title of that article was the triumph of conservative globalism the political economy of Turkey in the in the AKP Deora the fact that article looked at the early phases the Golden Age of the AKP era in a very this new article builds on the previous contribution to look at developments after 2011 and in that context I try to conceptualize two very different phases of the AKP year at late the early and late a cap in your ass and make a structure comparison between the two periods the paper is clean to scholarly contribution is that it tries to place turkeys experience into comparative perspective both in an entire temporal sense in terms of time different time intervals but also horizontally in terms of comparisons with Russia I think this is unique trying to discuss turkeys political economy from the perspectives of developments in Russia from 1990s post-soviet Russia from the 1990s to the present indeed in spite of major differences we identify similarities between Russia and Turkey during the 1990s 2000 and 2010 and my central claim is that in the 2000 tanks in the later KP era turkey is increasingly moving to a Russian style state capitalism so the domestic political economy of Turkey increasingly resembles the political economy of Russia obviously there are major differences I think we should not exaggerate the differences but the similarities appear to be profound and the pinellas in domestic politics Turkey's shift to a new model of state capitalism a presidential system are more reminiscent of Putin style presidential system and political economy or state capitalism in Russia and this is taking place at a time when increasingly the court in foreign policy Rhian the two countries are coming closer so we see a strong relationship emerging between Russia and Turkey in the foreign policy real and this is complemented by developments in the real of domestic political economies of the two countries




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