Turkish Development Prospects and Policies in Light of Experience Elsewhere

by Charles Wolf, Jr.


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The text of a paper presented at a conference on Turkish security and development held in Istanbul in September 1979. The author identifies the principles of sustained national economic development and considers how they may apply to the economic performance, policies, and prospects of Turkey. Because development has political and military dimensions as well as economic ones, it is discussed in those terms. The discussion draws on economic theory and on the development experience, over the past several decades, of countries that have sought modernization with varying degrees of success.

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