A Heuristic History of Global Development Governance Since the 1960s and Turkey

  • Mehmet Emin Arda


During the 1970s, developed and developing countries entered into a series of negotiations where the latter favoured an interventionist international economic system which would be governed by United Nations resolutions. After a decade of neoliberal dominance in the 1980s, new elements such as environment and individual welfare were introduced into the development debate in the 1990s. The negotiations gradually turned into the pursuit of partnerships among multiple stakeholders. Sustainable Development Goals reintroduced basic concerns such as economic transformation into international development discourse, complementing the overwhelming importance given to individual welfare in the Millennium Development Goals of the 2000s. Turkey seems more comfortable with the cooperative approach than the confrontational one.


Global Development Governance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) United Nations Conference On Trade And Development (UNCTAD) New International Economic Order (NIEO) Least Developed Countries (LDCs) 
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  • Mehmet Emin Arda
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  1. 1.Galatasaray UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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