Between Two Continents: Wilhelm Röpke’s Years in Istanbul

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Part of the The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences book series (EHES, volume 20)

Abstract

Masala and Kama first investigate Wilhelm Röpke’s activities during his years at the University of Istanbul (1933–1937) and, second, show the importance of this period for Röpke’s development. Röpke’s relationship to Atatürk’s Turkey is puzzling: despite the unique process of modernization, his contributions to the new university, and his intensifying friendship to Alexander Rüstow, Röpke later seldom referred to life in Istanbul, and his influence on Turkish academia was very limited. Subsequently, the authors analyze Röpke’s works in Turkish, most of them never published in another language: three textbooks, among them one on the history of economic thought, Röpke’s only comprehensive work in this field. Also articles for Turkish journals are discussed, focusing on Röpke’s attitude to the role of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Science and International RelationsYıldız Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsYıldız Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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