Political Science PhD Theses

Bengi Ruken Cengiz, Who Wants Rights? Citizenship Perceptions on Rights and Liberties and Political Party Preference in Turkey, Ayşe Kadıoğlu, 2018.

Ezgi Uzun, The Axis of Resistance:The Role of Religion in Iranian Foreign Policy, Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 2018.

Onur Sazak, Turkey’s New Humanitarianism and Aid Effectiveness, Fuat Keyman, 2018.

Osman Zeki Gökçe, The Role of Energy Interdependence in Shaping World Politics, Emre Hatipoğlu, 2018.

Damla Cihangir Tetik, The European Union's Foreign Policy: Explaining Variation in External Assistance Policies, Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 2017.

Doğu Durgun, Breaking the Rifles: Conscientious Objection to Military Service in Turkey and in Israel, Fuat Keyman, 2017.

Feyzullah Yılmaz, Overcoming Nihilism through Sufism: Muhammad Iqbal, his Philosophy, and Political Theology, Nedim Nomer, 2016.

Osman Şahin, Perceptions of Democracy in the World: Do Different Understandings Held by the PeopleShape Political Systems, Ersin Kalaycıoğlu, 2016.

İpek Demirsu, The Balancing of Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism: A Comparative Analysis of Turkey and the UK, Meltem Müftüler Baç, 2015.

Aybars Görgülü, The Basic Determinants of Turkey’s Foreign Policy towards the South Caucasus Region in the Post-Cold War Era, Meltem Müftüler Baç, 2014.

Önder Küçükural, An Empirical Study of Religious Reasoning and its Implications for Democracy, Nedim Nomer, 2014.  

Ayşe Ezgi Gürcan, Articulating and Aggregating Sectarian Interests: The Case of Alevis in Turkey, Sabri Sayarı, 2013.

Gül Arıkan Akdağ, Incumbent Mobilization of Swing Voters: Voter-Party Linkages and Consolidation of Ethnic Votes in Istanbul, Özge Kemahlıoğlu, 2013.

Eda Kusku - Sonmez, An Emprical Study of Lobbying Success in the Context of Turkey’s Accession negotiations with the European Union, Meltem Muftuler Bac, 2013.

Aylin Aydin, Strategic Interaction between Courts and Political Actors in the Context of Developing Democracies, Sabri Sayari, 2012.

Merzuka Selin Turkes Kilic, Accounting for Variation in Political Party Closures: The EU's Framing in DTP and Batasuna Decisions, Meltem Muftuler Bac, 2012.

Oyku Ulucay, Negotiating Diversity, Reciprocity and Civility: An Example of a Woman's Coalition in Turkey, Ayhan Akman, 2012.

Isil Cerem Cenker Ozek, A Social Network Assessment of Generalized Trust: Turkey in Comparative Perspective, Ali Carkoglu, 2011.

Hasret Dikici Bilgin, Coalition Politics in Turkey: 1991-2002, Sabri Sayari, 2011.

Salih Bayram, Press-Party Parallelism in Turkey and in the UK, Ali Carkoglu, 2011.

Nazli Cagin Bilgili, Religiosity and Democratic Attitudes: An Emprical Study of Tolerance in Turkey, Ali Carkoglu, 2011.

Arzu Kibris, Veto Players and Political Decision Making, Meltem Muftuler Bac, 2010.

Ahmet Okumus, Toward a Reconciliation of Virtue and Freedom in Contemporary Political Philosophy, Serif Mardin, 2010.

Setenay Nil Dogan, Formations of Diaspora Nationalism: The Case of Circassians in Turkey, Meltem Muftuler Bac, 2009.

Mehmet Berk Balcik, Formations and Transformations of Language Regimes: Turkey, A Case Study, Serif Mardin, 2008.

Tuba Kanci, Imagining the Turkish Men and Women: Nationalism, Modernism and Militarism in Primary School Textbooks, Ayse Kadioglu, 2008.

Seda Saadet Domanic, Transformation of Sovereignty Discourse in Turkish Politics, Hasan Bulent Kahraman, 2007.


Political Science MA Theses

Adea Gafuri, The Role of External Tools in Enhancing Democratization: A Comparative Study of EU’s Assistance to the Western Balkans 1994-2016, Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 2018.


Bekir İlhan, State, Security, and Interest: Limits of European Integration, Fuat Keyman, 2018.


Deren Onursal, Repression, Regime, Mobilization, Wealth and Protest: A Statistical Cross-National Study 1990-2004, Özge Kemahlıoğlu, 2018.


Düzgün Kılıç, A Discussion of the Problems of Completion of Democratization in the Case of Turkey, Özge Kemahlıoğlu, 2018.


Emirhan Özkan , “Europe” in Turkish Parliamentary Discourses: An Examination of the Views and Preferences of Main Turkish Political Parties on Europe between June 2013 and June 2015, Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 2018.


İpek Ece Şener, The Impact of the Compositional Change on the Decisions of the Constitutional Court of Turkey, Oya Yeğen, 2018.


Mohammed Mohsin Hussain, Who do States Apologize? A Systematic Study of Inter-state Apologies for War-Crimes, Kerim Can Kavaklı, 2018.


Önsel Gürel Bayralı, Individuals’  Tax Incentives and the Value of Transparency of Information, Özge Kemahlıoğlu, 2018.

Elif Burcu Gündoğdu, An Empirical Evaluation of the Relation between Foreign Policy Behavior and Fatality of Transnational Terrorism, Kerim Can Kavaklı, 2017.

Caner Şimşek, The Strange Non-Death of Populism in Europe, Ersin Kalaycıoğlu, 2017.

Selin Karabulut, The Effect of Democratic Sanctions on Leaders, Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 2017.

Çiğdem Ünal, The Heterogeneity of Tourists, Kerim Can Kavaklı, 2017.

Ayhan Sarı, Rationales of Foreign Fighters in the Syrian Civil War, Ateş Altınordu, 2017.

Dilyara Azizova, Geopolitics of Euroasia- Case of Turkmenistan, Emre Hatipoğlu, 2017.

Hazal Tıkır, Priviledge or Equality: A Discussion on Multiculturalism - Liberalism Debate, Nedim Nomer, 2016.

İpek Tuğçe Bahçeci, Media Freedom and the Role of Ideology, Özge Kemahlıoğlu, 2016.

John Lee, Conditional Effects of Educational Attainment on Domestic Terrorism, Arzu Kıbrıs, 2016.

Merve Beydemir, Assessing the Impact of the EU Emission Trading System on CO2 Emissions: A Synthetic Control Approach, Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 2016.

Ömer Akalın, The Change in Official Islam in Turkey: An Analysis of Friday Sermons Published by the Presidency of Religious Affairs, Ersin Kalaycıoğlu, 2016.

Salih Yasun, Can Political Parties Lead Opinions in Religious Matters? Experimental Results on Partisan Cue Taking in Turkey, Özge Kemahlıoğlu, 2016.

Sevdenur Köse, The Deeterminants of International and State Level Responses to Refugee Crisis: A Comparative Analysis of Syria (2011-2016) and Rwanda (1990-1994), Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 2016.

Ahmet Arkın, Issue Ownership in Turkish Politics, Ersin Kalaycıoğlu, 2015.

Daeil Chun, Ziya Gökalp’s Separation of Religion and State: A Comparison with American and French Models, Nedim Nomer, 2015.

Emine Arı, Elections and Human Rights Violations During Civil Conflict: The Case of Turkey, Arzu Kıbrıs, 2015.

Ezgi Şiir Kıbrıs, Politically Connected Firms and Connected Individuals in Turkey, Özge Kemahlıoğlu, 2015.

Faruk Aksoy, An Application of Prospect Theory on Analysis of Strategic Voting: The Effect of Incumbency on Reference Point, Özge Kemahlıoğlu, 2015.

Lisa Jeanne Reppell, Debate and the Public Agenda: Turkish Opposition Parties and the Policymaking Process 1983-2015, Ersin Kalaycıoğlu, 2015.

Melike Ayşe Kocacık, Economic Interdependence and Civil Conflict Onset: An Analysis on Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Emre Hatipoğlu, 2015.

Nazlı Türker, Turkish Foreign Aid Policy in AKP Period:Historical Instutionalism Revisited, Bülent Aras, 2015.

Tennur Katgı, The Role of Intergroup Relations and Emotion in Predicting the Deservingness of Welfare Aid, Çağla Aydın, 2015.

Aslı Işın Canıbek, The Commision on Human Rights Inquiry: Turkey as a Case Study within the Context of Recent Discussions on Constitutionalism, Ersin Kalaycıoğlu, 2014.

Elif Selçuk, Political Discourses on Alevis and Alevism During AKP Era, Ateş Altınordu, 2014.

Zülal Sunaçoğlu, Rising Power of Extreme Right parties in Europe: The Role of Political Culture, Özge Kemahlıoğlu, 2014.

Alper Baysan, The Domestic Politics of EU External Policiy Making in Justice and Home Affairs: The Case of the EU-Turkey Readmission – Visa Agreement, Meltem Muftuler Bac, 2013.

Aybike Mutluer, Leader Survivability in Non-democracies: The Role of Blame Shifting, Ozge Kemahlioglu, 2013.

Canan Bolel, Analysis of Kurdish Discourse in Mehmed Uzun’s Literature Through the Ethno-Symbolist Approach, Ayse Kadioglu, 2013.

Ece Cam, Energy Security for the European Union and Turkey: Harmony or Discord: A Critical Game of Mutual Benefits, Meltem Muftuler Bac, 2013.

Gulnur Kocapinar, Türkiye’de Siyasi Parti Elitleri: Sosyal Profillerin Bir Analizi, Ersin Kalaycioglu, 2013.

Merve Ates, Democratic Institutionalization on the Local Level: The Case of Sakarya Municipal Councils, Ersin Kalaycioglu, 2013

Pelin Kahveci, The Link Between International Law and Media: Case Selection in the International Criminal Court, Brooke Luetgert, 2013

Batuhan Gorgulu, Why do States Support Certain Rebel Groups in Civil War? A Dyadic Analysis of Middle Eastern Power Relations, Emre Hatipoglu, 2012

Duygu Sonat, Bringing Civil Society Back in: The Allocation of Social Benefits in Argentina, Isik Ozel, 2012

Elif Ozdemir, Political Determinants of Sub-National Social Spending: A Statistical Analysis of Metropolitan Municipality Budgets in Turkey, Ozge Kemahlioglu, 2012

Erdinc Erdem, Habermas and Viroli on Constitution and Patria: A Defense of Constitutional Patriotism, Ayhan Akman, 2012

Gonca Sahin, Locating the Dergah in Civil Society: The Alevi Youth's Counter Public and Civility, Ayhan Akman, 2012

Gunes Ozlem  Ozturk, The Case of the Mine Ban Treaty: Understanding the Domestic Factors that Affect the Diffusion of Disarmament Norms, Halit Mustafa Tagma, 2012

Idil Edes, Reputation Costs in Investor-State Dispute Settlement, Ozge Kemahlioglu, 2012

Osman Zeki Gokce, Restless Dyads: Revisiting Onset and Escalation in Militarized Interstate Disputes, Emre Hatipoglu, 2012

Ezgi Uzun, An Evaluation of the Iranian Nuclear Program from a Power Transition Perspective, Meltem Muftuler Bac, 2011.

Kadir Aydin Gunduz, A Theoretical Analysis of Social Justice Views of Republican and Islamic Women's Civil Society Organizations in Turkey: Diverging Claims and Contending Traditions, Ayse Kadioglu, 2010.

Eda Hayriogullari, Hegel on Religion and State, Nedim Nomer, 2010.

Zeynep Ulker Kasli, Legal Incorportion from within the Immigrant Habitus- The Case of the Post 1990s Turkish Immigrants from Bulgaria, Ayse Parla, 2010.

Asli Baysal, A Comparison of the United Nations and the European Union as Agents of Norm Diffisuion: Darfur Crisis in Sudan and Freedom of Expression in Turkey, Meltem Muftuler Bac, 2009.

Basak Taraktas Dede, The 2008 Financial Crisis and European Integration, Meltem Muftuler Bac, 2009.

Didem Unal, Sexual Politics in Women’s Writing, Sibel Irzik, 2009.

Emrah Uyar, An Evaluation of Turkish Local Elections from Second Order Elections Perspective, Ali Carkoglu, 2009. 

Ismail Orhan Postalcioglu, Voting Age Requirements in Democracies an Analysis from a Dahlian Perspective, Sabri Sayari, 2009.

Tolga Kobas, An Analysis of Foucault's "Introduction to Kant's Anthropology": Foucauldian Archaeology as a Search for a Non-anthropological Version of the Fundamental, Ayhan Akman, 2009.

Ahmet Ozcan, A Historical-Philosophical Analysis of Edmund Burke’s ‘Reflections on the Revolution in France, Nedim Nomer, 2008.

Berna Oztekin, Human Rights in Turkey: A Comparative Study of IHD and MAZLUM-DER, Ayse Kadioglu, 2008.

Deniz Erdem, Political Reforms in Turkey and EU Membership: Honor Killings and Kurdish Language Fights, Ayse Kadioglu, 2008.

Hakan Gunaydin, Media and Foreign Policy in Turkey: The Tezkere Crisis of 2003, Sabri Sayari, 2008.

Deniz Yetkin, Elites, Power Sources and Democracy, Nedim Nomer, 2008.

Sibel Oktay, The Impact of the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union on the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: An Analysis of Member State Preferences, Meltem Muftuler Bac, 2007.

Burcu Gorgulu, Interpreting IVF from a Foucauldian Perspective, Nedim Nomer, 2007.

Burcu Culhaoglu, Electoral Participation in Turkish National and Local Elections , Ali Carkoglu, 2007.

Yuksel Alper Ecevit, The Role of the Military in Transitons to Democracy: A Comparison of the Spanish and Turkish Cases, Sabri Sayari, 2007.

Tuba Nur Okcu, Self-esteem, Political Efficacy, and Perceived Parental Attitudes, Ali Carkoglu, 2007.    

Onur Fevzi Muftugil, Kant on the Ethical Community and the Pursuit of Happiness, Nedim Nomer, 2006.

Berk Esen, Social Democratic Populist Party and the Transformation of the Turkish left: An Unfinished Dream, Hasan Bulent Kahraman, 2005.

Alistair Taylor, The European Union, the ESDP, and the Question of Turkey, Meltem Muftuler Bac, 2005.   

Esin Ertek, Explaining Security Integration in the European: Intergovernmentalist Account , Meltem Muftuler Bac, 2005.

Mehmet Emre Hatipoglu, Foreign Policy and Public Attitudes in Turkey: An Application of the Hierarchical Model of Attitude Constraints, Ali Carkoglu, 2004.

Ayse Ustunel Yircali, Motivational Dynamics of Suicide Terrorism: Organizational and Individual Perspectives, Serif Mardin, 2004.

Oyku Ulucay, Explaining the Size of Informal Sector: The Role of Trust, Corruption and the Bureaucratic Quality, Ali Carkoglu, 2004.