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Kemalists’ Statist Economic Policies in s | Emre Karabacak –

They thought statism could meet their expectation with the effects of the Kejalism economic performance during the great depression. They continued the program of creating a state-sponsored national bourgeoisie. The success was not reflected in the workers’ life. Turkey’s economic growth reached a level that has never been seen before. They were shocked because they thought the policies they made o effectively healing the wounds of the country, and people were very happy under their rule. They abolished the capitulations to make the economy free from the western intervention and try to create a national economy without the restrictions of the foreign elements.

All state policy at their time was concentrated on building an independent modern state structure.

This contributed the development of underdeveloped areas and provided job opportunities for the people. Because of that, a weak and disorganized economic structure was appropriate with their interest in the Ottoman economy.


The committee started reforms to reach this target, but the biggest obstacle was the capitulations which couldn’t be abolished without the sanction of the powers. Please create a new list with fconomy new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. The Kemalist elite saw the efficiency of the statist policies in the example of Soviet Union and thought that statism was very proper a country like Turkey.

Thirdly, as the focal point of the paper, the statist policy in the s is going to be mentioned in detail.

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Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. These areas were mostly dominated by the non-Muslim bourgeoisie.

Their political agenda was shaped by this intention. The s was the gilded age of statist policies in the Turkish economy. The state supported them and bought their harvest with a higher price. They were not allowed to go on strike.

Table of Contents for: Atatürk, founder of a modern state

This was the most important factor that prevented the protectionism. She would insist on the freedom to impose tariffs without which her industrialization would be impossible.

So, the biggest necessity for their economic design was a bourgeoisie class that would further their interest in an intervention-free economy. In this paper, I am going to write the story of the statism in Turkey from memalism early 20th-century to the eve of the WWII.


WWI was an impetus for economic nationalization and development. Ina law for the encouragement of industry was passed.

Kemal noted as early as Efonomy that the state had been unable to protect its economy against European competition ever since the free trade policies of the Tanzimat reformers — Home About Help Search. The population of the same areas in census was They were members of a generation that had an opportunity of education as a result of 19th-century westernization reforms.

Some features of WorldCat will not be available. The laisses faire economic policy was obligatory beforebut with the economic crisis and opportunism of the bourgeoisie made the statist policy a pragmatic and legitimate. Finding libraries that hold this item The transportation system was also devastated.

Atatürk, founder of a modern state

The candidates were not performing well because they did not have the necessary skills to run businesses left by the deported population. Cancel Forgot your password? They were on the way of transforming the country into 18 Ibid, p. The protectionist, statist, and fsroz policies protected the countries who applied them from the catastrophic effects of economic crisis. Their collaboration with the Deutsche Bank was essential in their agricultural projects. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: The results were not always positive.

He was successful in his plan, and he founded the Republic of Turkey in