On Economic and Social Life in Turkey in Early 2005 Independent Social Scientists

The paper traces the change in the economy and society in Turkey, which has been an inevitable result of the IMF and World Bank led structural adjustment policies that the country has been faithfully following for decades. The paper discusses how the resultant unemployment and poverty, coupled with the current dependence on international finance capital, could have significant adverse consequences for the political and economic fabric of the society, the rise of extreme political and religious ideologies among them.

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