Assoc. Prof. Şener Aktürk

Şener Aktürk is an Associate Professor at Koç University in Istanbul. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and a visiting lecturer in the Department of Government, both at Harvard University. His book, Regimes of Ethnicity and Nationhood in Germany, Russia, and Turkey (Cambridge University Press, 2012) received the 2013 Joseph Rothschild book prize from the Association for the Study of Nationalities and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. His articles were published in World Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Social Science Quarterly, European Journal of Sociology, Turkish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Osteuropa, Nationalities Papers, Theoria, Ab Imperio, All Azimuth, Insight Turkey, Turkish Policy Quarterly and Central Eurasian Studies Review, among others.
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Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy

Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy is an eye-opening and thought-provoking contribution, one that unequivocally argues that democracy is almost always created by...

Communism’s Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes

Communism’s Shadow is a remarkable book, one that draws upon a wealth of data and sophisticated modelling and analytical approaches to answer a crucial...

A History of Muslim Sicily

A History of Muslim Sicily covers the period of Muslim Arab rule on the island from 827 CE to the Norman conquest in 1070...

The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Global Outlook

This book is an endeavour to search for meaning through an examination of possible implications of the Covid-19 pandemic from a variety of angles...

After the Deluge: Comparative Politics of the Coronavirus Pandemic

From testing the resilience of countries with different political regimes and religious cultural traditions to bringing world peace and economic equality, the world-historical significance...

Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring and the Battle for a Free Syria

Popular support for Operation Peace Spring among Syrians has to do with Turkey being the only state supporting majority-rule in Syria, unlike Russia, Iran,...

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