The political economy of Turkey’s integration into the MENA economy

El-Anis, I. ORCID: 0000-0002-6918-4544, 2019. The political economy of Turkey’s integration into the MENA economy. In: E. Parlar Dal, ed., Turkey’s political economy in the 21st century. International political economy . Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 217-238. ISBN 9783030276317

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The early post-Cold War era saw Turkish interest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – a region in which the Ottoman Empire, as the predecessor to the modern Turkish Republic, had played a pivotal role. Through the 1990s and early 2000s, Turkey’s political, economic and socio-cultural links to the MENA rapidly expanded. Turkey has 'rediscovered’ the region and now plays a highly significant role in the region’s political and economic affairs. A body of literature has emerged that explores the emergence of these expanding ties and the policy interests driving them. It is important to deepen our understanding of the ways in which Turkey has not only reengaged with the MENA but has more fully integrated with it. Turkey has become a more central component of the regional system than at any time in since World War One. This chapter explores this new reality by analysing the political economy of Turkey’s economic relations with key MENA partners.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: El-Anis, I.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: Cham, Switzerland
Date: 7 December 2019
ISBN: 9783030276317
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 22 Jan 2020 10:45
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 10:45

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