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Reform and Transition in the Mediterranean

Politics of Favoritism in Public Procurement in Turkey

Reconfigurations of Dependency Networks in the AKP Era

Authors: Gürakar, Esra Çeviker

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About this book

This book, through an analysis of 49,355 high value public procurement contracts awarded between 2004 and 2011, provides systematic evidence on favoritism in public procurement in Turkey. Public procurement is one of the main areas where the government and the private sector interact extensively and is thus open to favoritism and corruption. In Turkey, the new Public Procurement Law, which was drafted with the pull of the EU-IMF-WB nexus, has been amended more than 150 times by the AKP government. In addition to examining favoritism, this book also demonstrates how the legal amendments have increased the use of less competitive procurement methods and discretion in awarding contracts. The results reveal that the AKP majority government has used public procurement as an influential tool both to increase its electoral success, build its own elites and finance politics. The use of public procurement for rent creation and distribution is found to be particularly extensive in the construction and the services sector through the TOKİ projects and the Municipal procurements.

About the authors

Esra Çeviker Gürakar is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her research focuses on political economy, institutional economics, and law and economics. Her recent papers on public procurement in Turkey include “Business Networks and Public Procurement in Turkey”, “Political Connections and Public Procurement in Turkey: Evidence from the Construction Work Contracts” and “Does Public E-Procurement Deliver What It Promises? Empirical Evidence from Turkey.” She can be contacted at esragurakar@gmail.com.

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“In this book Esra Çeviker Gürakar shows how in the last few decades public procurement rules in Turkey have been designed to enable transfer of rents through non-transparent and non-competitive mechanisms. Gürakar uses a unique data set of public procurement contracts and meticulously constructs a mapping of politically connected firms to show the pervasive presence of firms with affiliations to the ruling AKP and even to opposition parties, in localities where the latter have some power among winners of public procurement contracts in the 2000s in Turkey. She also shows that politically connected firms win contracts more frequently when less competitive procedures are used. A must-read book on state-business relations in Turkey.” (İzak Atiyas, Professor of Economics, Sabancı University, Turkey, and Director of the TÜSİAD-Sabancı University Competitiveness Forum, Turkey)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Gürakar, Esra Çeviker

    Pages 1-11

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  • Politics of Government–Business Relations in Turkey: Deep-Rooted Structures and New Tensions

    Gürakar, Esra Çeviker

    Pages 13-21

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  • Political Economy of Reform and Retrogression in the Public Procurement System: Third Party Enforcement Versus the Political Settlement in Turkey

    Gürakar, Esra Çeviker

    Pages 23-66

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  • Redistribution or Crony Capitalism? Favoritism in Public Procurement Contract Award Processes

    Gürakar, Esra Çeviker (et al.)

    Pages 67-106

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  • Conclusion

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    Pages 107-110

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eBook 44,02 €
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Hardcover 57,19 €
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Softcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95513-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Politics of Favoritism in Public Procurement in Turkey
Book Subtitle
Reconfigurations of Dependency Networks in the AKP Era
Authors
Series Title
Reform and Transition in the Mediterranean
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59185-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59185-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59275-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95513-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 127
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 illustrations in colour
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