Piety, Business and Politics: Anatolian Capitalism at a Scary Altitude

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Turkey's dramatic political reversal since the early 2000s rests on the conservative instincts of its pious Anatolian capitalists . We are at a crisis point, the issue at heart is not a spiritual or pious matter. It is a fundamental loss of moral righteousness and sense of justice. In my talk at the BATAS symposium on 10 March 2018 I examined the transformation of Anatolian businesses from local isolation to national domination through their engagement with a political discourse of 'piety' and 'just development'. The analysis is based on my studies in economic geography, sociology of entrepreneurship and business studies, and the recent research of other social scientists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Association for Turkish Area Studies Review
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

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