Event Title

Turkey's Economic Takeoff

Presenter Information

Kardelen Koldas, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 241

Start Date

30-4-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 11:55 AM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Currently, Turkey is among the top 20 economies of the world, but how did this happen? In contrast to the Weberian development theory, Turkey experienced its economic development under the Justice and Development Party (AKP), instead of the military regimes before the AKP. Thus, my research question for this investigation will be: Why did Turkey experience an economic take-off in the early 2000s under the AKP regime, but not during the military regimes of the past? In order to acquire an answer to this question, I will be examining the following hypotheses: (1) in comparison to the previous regimes, AKP implemented strong economic policies to trigger an economic take-off; (2) the seeds of economic growth were planted by the earlier regimes and the AKP government collected their products; (3) the economic take-off in the early 2000s is not a sustainable development scenario for Turkey.

Faculty Sponsor

Walter Hatch

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Government Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1255

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Apr 30th, 10:30 AM Apr 30th, 11:55 AM

Turkey's Economic Takeoff

Diamond 241

Currently, Turkey is among the top 20 economies of the world, but how did this happen? In contrast to the Weberian development theory, Turkey experienced its economic development under the Justice and Development Party (AKP), instead of the military regimes before the AKP. Thus, my research question for this investigation will be: Why did Turkey experience an economic take-off in the early 2000s under the AKP regime, but not during the military regimes of the past? In order to acquire an answer to this question, I will be examining the following hypotheses: (1) in comparison to the previous regimes, AKP implemented strong economic policies to trigger an economic take-off; (2) the seeds of economic growth were planted by the earlier regimes and the AKP government collected their products; (3) the economic take-off in the early 2000s is not a sustainable development scenario for Turkey.

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