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Conservative Democracy: Good Governance for Rapid Convergence, Fall 2003Friday, December 5, 2003
Governance has a central place in our notion of conservative democracy.  Among the key aspects of our understanding of governance in a well functioning democracy are the following: inclusiveness, dialogue with related parties in decision making,...
Opportunities and Pitfalls for Middle-Income Countries: Technological Progress, Globalization and Institutions, Fall 2003Friday, December 5, 2003
Two important developments are affecting all world economies today: rapid advances in technologies and globalization. Both of these developments provide great opportunities for middle-income countries, like Turkey, but also present some pitfalls....
Strengthening the Turkish-American Economic Partnership, Fall 2003Friday, December 5, 2003
Turkey’s economic success is one of the most important of the many shared interests of Turkey and the U.S.  A growing, prosperous Turkey will be a better commercial partner for America and a stronger ally as we work together to help the...
The Role of Banking Sector Regulation, Fall 2003Friday, December 5, 2003
Developed and many developing countries have experienced spectacular progress in financial services though there have been a number of painful crises both in real and financial sectors, particularly in some emerging market economies in recent years....
Turkey's Role in European Security as Epicenter of Regional Energy Routes, Fall 2003Friday, December 5, 2003
Turkey's long-term energy strategy is shaped by a broad vision, taking into account the need to maintain balance between its geography, foreign policy and energy demands. Due also to the liberalization of its energy market, in the near...
Turkey's Energy Strategy in a New Era: Time to Look at South Again, Fall 2003Friday, December 5, 2003
The developments in Iraq have the potential to fundamentally change the world energy landscape, providing new challenges and opportunities for Turkey, which is located at the crossroads of the oil and gas rich Caspian and Middle East regions and the...
An Evaluation of Tax Reform in Turkey in the Context of Turkey's Long Term Goals, Fall 2003Friday, December 5, 2003
In all of the days that have passed since Turkey started its journey to the West nearly two hundred years ago, the days we are living in now certainly will be remembered as some of the most remarkable. Turkey is currently closer to EU membership...
A Paradigm Shift for Government in the Information Age, Fall 2003Friday, December 5, 2003
Information-based society will be driving governments to become e-governments. E-government is transforming government to be more citizen-centered. It is not just about service delivery over the internet. It is not just about digital access to...
Economics and Politics of Corruption: Fighting for a "Clean Government and Business" in Turkey, Fall 2003Friday, December 5, 2003
  Let’s make no mistake: Corruption is a global virus inflicting, in varying degrees, all countries, developing and developed alike. With their strict property rights, mature institutions and well-paid civil servants; developed countries...
A Critical Assessment of Competition Policy in Turkey, Fall 2003Friday, December 5, 2003
This article evaluates the performance of the Turkish Competition Authority as a policy making body. The article argues that the importance of competition is little appreciated or understood in Turkey and this is the greatest obstacle hindering the...
The World Trade Organization and Turkey, Fall 2003Friday, December 5, 2003
Turkey’s choice to become the member of the GATT and later the WTO lay in her fundamental choice to be a part of the West and integrate with the global economy, modernize her economy and improve her external trade relations.Although a founding...
Public Opinion: Pulse of Turkey, Fall 2003Friday, December 5, 2003
STRATEJI|GfK (previously STRATEJI|MORI), since 1994 has sought to track the attitudes of Turkey’s population of 18 years and older towards political, social and economic developments. The main results of July 2003 survey, realized in 20 provinces in...