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Introduction

  • Mustafa Kutlay
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Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

Kutlay addresses two interrelated research questions: What are the dynamics of reform cycles in reactive states? When and how economic crises lead to paradigmatic reforms? The chapter makes an introduction to the political economy of contemporary Turkey and Greece to address these questions. The comparison of the Turkish and Greek cases poses interesting puzzles in addressing these main research questions. Despite weak state capacity in both cases and despite deep economic crises hit two countries, paradigmatic changes were initiated in Turkey, while an opposite trend prevailed in Greece. The chapter also introduces the logic of case selection and outlines the organization of chapters.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mustafa Kutlay
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  1. 1.City University of LondonLondonUK

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