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The Shape of 'Rising Powers' to Come? The Antinomies of Growth and Neoliberal Development in Turkey

The short-term GDP growth-based economic success of the BRICS has spawned a trend of grouping large emerging market economies under shared monikers. The proliferation of a wide array of labels—from MINTs to VISTAs—within political and financial …

Neoliberalism and the Antagonisms of Authoritarian Resilience in the Middle East

This paper examines the evolving symbiosis of authoritarian state power and neoliberal governance in the Middle East in the wake of the 2007–8 economic crisis and popular uprisings in 2011–13. I revisit the debates on 'authoritarian resilience' in …

Reproducing Authoritarian Neoliberalism in Turkey: Urban Governance and State Restructuring in the Shadow of Executive Centralization

The implosion of popular struggles against the erosion of economic and democratic rights in the Middle East has thrown into sharp relief the co-constitutive character of neoliberal reforms and authoritarian state practices. This article zooms in on …

Authoritarian Neoliberalism and Democratic Backsliding in Turkey: Beyond the Narratives of Progress

Unpacking the core themes that are discussed in this collection, this article both offers a research agenda to re-analyse Turkey's 'authoritarian turn' and mounts a methodological challenge to the conceptual frameworks that reinforce a strict …

Geopolitics, Social Forces and the International: Revisiting the 'Eastern Question'

This article contributes to current debates in materialist geopolitics and contemporary IR theorising by restating the centrality of social forces for conceptualising geopolitics. It does so by offering a detailed conceptual reading of the corpus of …

The Enduring Relevance of Rosa Luxemburg's The Accumulation of Capital

First published in 1913, *The Accumulation of Capital* represents Rosa Luxemburg's quintessential contribution to Marxism and an exceptional, yet equally controversial, 'modification' of Marx's original scheme of accumulation. Built on a cordial …

Deafening Silence? Marxism, International Historical Sociology and the Spectre of Eurocentrism

Approaching the centenary of its establishment as a formal discipline, International Relations today challenges the ahistorical and aspatial frameworks advanced by the theories of earlier luminaries. Yet, despite a burgeoning body of literature built …