The Role of Government in Turkey from a Comparative Perspective


Thursday, February 8, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Ali Çarkoğlu (Koç University) and Ersin Kalaycioglu, Ali Carkoglu
Ersin Kalaycıoğlu (Sabancı University)

Professor Ali Çarkoğlu is Professor in the Department of International Relations at Koç University and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan, 2017-18. He holds a PhD in Political Sciences, from SUNY-Binghamton (1994), an MA in Economics from Rutgers University (1989), an MA in Economics from Boğaziçi University, (1988) and a BA in Economics from Boğaziçi University (1986). Professor Çarkoğlu teaches comparative politics, public choice theory, voting behavior, Turkish politics, research design and methods, basic statistics and regression methods, regression methods for categorical dependent variables, survey methods, social network analysis. His recent research focuses on voting behavior, party systems and political parties, religiosity, social capital, public opinion, Turkish politics.

Dr. Kalaycıoğlu is a Full Professor of Political Science at Sabancı University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences since 2007. He had functioned as the Rector (President) of Işık University, Istanbul, Turkey between 2004 and 2007, and formerly taught at Boğaziçi University. Dr. Kalaycıoğlu is a student of comparative politics and specializes in political representation and participation. He has published on those two fields internationally. He has authored and co-edited five books in Turkish on Comparative Political Participation, Turkish Political Life (co-edited), and Contemporary Political Science (text-book), Turkish Politics (co-edited), Comparative Politics (co-edited) and four books in English, which are as follows: Kalaycıoğlu co-edited Turkey: Political, Social and Economic Challenges in the 1990s (Leiden, New York, Köln: E. J. Brill, 1995), authored Turkish Dynamics: A Bridge Across Troubled Lands (New York: Macmillan-Palgrave, 2005), co-authored with Ali Çarkoğlu two books: Turkish Democracy Today: Elections, Protest and Stability in an Islamic Society, (London: I. B. Tauris, 2007) and The Rising Tide of Conservatism in Turkey, (New York: Palgrave – Macmillan, 2009). Dr. Kalaycıoğlu is currently working on a book project on Turkish voting behavior with Dr. Çarkoğlu, which is considered for publication by the Michigan University Press in 2018.

Contact: Liz Flanagan