Sabancı Üniversitesi


Mert Moral

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Faculty Member

B.A. Galatasaray University, International Relations, 2009.

M.A. Koç University, International Relations, 2012.

M.A. State University of New York at Binghamton, Political Science, 2015.

Ph.D. State University of New York at Binghamton, Political Science, 2017.

Areas of Interest
Electoral behavior, political participation, political polarization, political institutions, comparative politics, Turkish politics, political methodology
American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, European Political Science Association, Turkish Political Science Association
  • Article
    Zhirnov, Andrei and Moral, Mert and Sedashov, Evgeny (2022) "Taking distributions seriously: on the interpretation of the estimates of interactive nonlinear models". Published Online First
    Moral, Mert and Best, Robin E. (2022) "On the relationship between party polarization and citizen polarization". Published Online First
    Moral, Mert and Zhirnov, Andrei (2018) "Issue voting as a constrained choice problem", American Journal of Political Science, Vol.62, No.2, 280-295 (SSCI)
  • Book Section / Chapter
    Moral, Mert, "A comparative study of the individual and contextual determinants of invalid votes in Europe", SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2, Figiel, Kasia (ed.), London: SAGE Publishing, January 2019
  • Before SU Publications

    2017 Moral, Mert. “The Bipolar Voter: On the Effects of Actual and Perceived Party Polarization on Voter Turnout in European Multiparty Democracies.” Political Behavior 39 (4): 935-65.

    2017 Moral, Mert, and Efe Tokdemir. “Justices ‘en Garde’: Ideological Determinants of the Dissolution of Anti-Establishment Parties.” International Political Science Review 38 (3): 264-80.

    2016 Moral, Mert. “The Passive-Aggressive Voter: The Calculus of Casting an Invalid Vote in European Democracies.” Political Research Quarterly 69 (4): 732-45.

    2015 Moral, Mert, H. Ege Özen, and Efe Tokdemir. “Bringing the Incumbency Advantage into Question for Proportional Representation.” Electoral Studies 40: 56-65.

    2012 Çarkoğlu, Ali, Thomas Vitiello, and Mert Moral. “Voter Advice Applications in Practice: Answers to Some Key Questions from Turkey.” International Journal of Electronic Governance 5 (3/4): 298-317.