International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

The Economists’ Approach to Globalization, and the Significance of Consumerism: The Turkish Case
Timuçin YALÇINKAYA

Abstract
Globalization continues to process despite its economic and social crises. Scholars also continue to study on globalization. However, it is not understood truly. Especially economists see globalization as a one-sided phenomenon. So the social substance cannot be perceived profoundly. The concept of consumerism implies a culture and an ideology as a plank of globalization (global capitalism), and it enables economists to develop an interdisciplinary view and to understand multidimensionality of globalization.

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