About the Book
The Independent Social Scientists’ Alliance was formed by a group of academicians and researchers in November 2000. The main aim of the Alliance is to provide academic resistance to counter the neo-liberal assault on Turkey’s economic and political independence and social welfare.
As imposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the international financial institutions, the conditionalities of neo-liberal globalization aim at redesigning Turkey’s role in the international division of labour, with the explicit objective of turning its national economy into a free-market bonanza of cheap imports, a reserve army of cheap labour, and an informalised, dualistic industry with a backward technology base.
It is the main objective of the Alliance to provide research, training and scientific data to support the labouring masses in their struggle against the hegemony of capital and neo-liberal imperialism. This book is one of the major contributions of the Alliance towards that goal.
FOREWORD by Ajit Singh
FOREWORD by Lance Taylor
2 TURKEY IN THE NEW INTERNATIONAL DIVISION OF LABOUR
World Division of Labour and Turkey
Turkey in Pre-accession Negotiations with the EU
3 THE TURKISH ECONOMY UNDER THE AKP GOVERNMENT:
MACROECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FRAGILITIES
Economic Data for 2004
Sources of Growth
Fixed Capital Investments
Trends in Wage-Productivity Relationship
Turkey Keeps Offering High Arbitrage Returns to International Financial Markets
Current Account Deficit Gives Alarming Signs
Growth Process Made Dependent on International Finance Capital
Autonomy of the Central Bank and Inflation Targeting
Dynamics of Public Debt
Consolidated Budget 2004
4 THE TRUE CHARACTER OF STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAMMES
Reform in Public Administration
Programme for Transformation in the Health Sector
2004: Year of New Projects in the Health Sector
Public Health Problems Turkey is Facing as This Transformation is Imposed
5 CONCLUSION: ON THE NATURE OF THE IMF PROGRAMME
Economic Developments in the US, the Dominant Power in World Capitalism
The Turkish Macroeconomy in 2005
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