The question of how far it is necessary to include cultural factors in the analysis of economic processes has become topical again in recent years. The fi rst contribution to this Forum introduces a cultural approach to economics. This is followed by an article that examines the transition processes in central and eastern Europe from an econocultural perspective. The next article deals with the concept of a country-specifi c national tax culture and its implications for tax policy, especially in the context of transformation processes. The fi nal paper discusses Turkey’s economic culture and its possible impact on the country’s integration into the European Union.
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