Journal section "Global experience"

Analysis of Deindustrialization Trends in Türkiye from an International Comparative Perspective

Uzsayılır A., Baycan T.

Volume 16, Issue 4, 2023

Uzsayılır A., Baycan T. Analysis of deindustrialization trends in Türkiye from an international comparative perspective. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 16(4), 285–308. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2023.4.88.16

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2023.4.88.16

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In this study, deindustrialization was examined within the international political economy approach, and comparative analyzes were made to explain the deindustrialization trends in selected countries, especially in Türkiye. According to the results, deindustrialization, as a developed country phenomenon that started to decline at the peak of industrial productivity and caused an increase in the service sector, spread to developing countries mainly after the 1990s, with the global restructuring of labor through the neoliberalizm. It has created an effect of industrialization in some of the developing economies and deindustrialization in others. It can be argued that the global effects of deindustrialization in developing countries are closely related to the economic policies of the nations before they entered the deindustrialization process. For example, Türkiye’s main distinguishing aspect is the rapid transition from import substitution policies to a free market economy, while industrial development is still ongoing. As a result, it can be argued that Türkiye entered the process of premature deindustrialization in employment in terms of a direct transition from agriculture to the service sector and the inability of the service sector to absorb the labor force emerging from agriculture and industry, but this is a non-structural phase that can be overcome with alternative socioeconomic and spatial planning


globalization, political economy, deindustrialization, comparative analyzes

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