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Latest podcast welcomes ESRA GÜRAKAR to discuss “POLITICS OF FAVORITISM IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN TURKEY: RECONFIGURATIONS OF DEPENDENCY NETWORKS IN THE AKP ERA” (Palgrave Macmillan), her book on how the AKP abandoned early economic reforms in favor of cronyism and favoritism.

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My review of the book at HDN.

Here are links to the Malta Files reports referred to in the introduction: 1 / 2 / 3

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Cenk Özbay and Ayşecan Terzioğlu, editors of “The Making of Neoliberal Turkey,” join for the latest episode of Turkey Book Talk.

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Here’s the article on the Erdoğan-supporting LGBT group I mentioned during the conversation.

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This week’s podcast is with Nilgün Önder of the University of Regina, who joined to discuss her new book “The Economic Transformation of Turkey: Neoliberalism and State Intervention” (IB Tauris).

It’s a great and detailed book on some of the paradoxes of the economic reforms passed after Turkey’s military coup of 1980 – rather than rolling back, the authority of the state was substantially deepened by the reforms.

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Here’s a transcript of the interview at Hürriyet Daily News.

And here’s my review of the book.

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Lastly, apologies for the dodgy sound quality in these first few podcasts. I’ve got a new mic in the post so that should go some way to sorting it out.

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