What is it about?

This article aims to analyze state–bourgeoisie relations in the era of AKP-rule in Turkey by drawing on a Marxist conceptualization of the state. It will specifically focus on the 2018 economic crisis.

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The article’s main argument is that the AKP struggled to balance the divergent interests of the first- and second generation bourgeoisie and implemented policies that may be characterized as incoherent and contradictory. These contradictory policies also played an important role in the 2018 economic crisis.

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This page is a summary of: State–Bourgeoisie Relations under Neoliberalism with Turkish Characteristics, Historical Materialism, July 2021, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/1569206x-12341935.
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