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Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Morrill Hall, 404
Cornell University Dept, 159 Central Avenue, Morrill Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-4701, USA
Late nineteenth century Ottoman economic thought has been generally categorized as either nationalist or liberal, obscuring both the variety within each strand and parallels between them. Emulating 'more developed states' as a catch-up strategy was a common theme among various Ottoman reformers, embracing different models, including France, Germany, Japan, and Russia. These ideas reflected not only different presumptions as to the degree of 'uniqueness' of the Ottoman case, but also how these writers understood the relationship between economic structure and moral culture, with precursors to modern debates on institutional endogeneity.