This book outlines the evolution of policy and the course of Turkey’s economic development since the foundation of Turkey’s republic in 1923. Turkey is a fast-developing country with, over the last seventy years, a radically transformed economic and social structure. The concept of planned development was first applied as long as fifty years ago, long before other such approaches in the region. Furthermore, Turkey’s post-war economic development has proceeded in a rare environment of a predominantly liberal, competitive political system. This book is the first comprehensive and up-to-date study of Turkish economic development and its relationship to political change.
First published in 1981.
Part 1. Natural and Human Resources 1. Natural Resources and Obstacles 2. Human Resources and Population Trends Part 2. Historical Evolution, 1923-1960 3. Recovery and Liberalism, 1923-1930 4. The Etatist Era, 1930-1950 5. The Democrat Decade, 1950-1960 Part 3. Economic Policies and Development, 1960-1980 6. Politics, Parties and Policies 7. National Income: Growth, Structure and Distribution 8. Planning, Savings and Investment 9. Monetary and Fiscal Policy 10. The Economy by Sectors: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 11. The Economy by Sectors: Industry and Services 12. Labour and Social Policies 13. Foreign Trade and External Economic Relations 14. Conclusions and Prospects