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Berk Esen Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Faculty Member berkesensabanciunivedu

Faculty Member

Areas of Interest

Turkish Politics, Latin American Politics, Civil-military relations, Authoritarian Regimes, Party Politics


International Political Science Association American Political Science Association Siyasi İlimler Türk Derneği

Book Section / Chapter
Publications Prior to SU

Esen, Berk, and Sebnem Gumuscu. "Why did Turkish democracy collapse? A political economy account of AKP’s authoritarianism." Party Politics (2020): 1354068820923722.

Esen, B. (2020). Praetorian Army in Action: A Critical Assessment of Civil–Military Relations in Turkey. Armed Forces & Society, 0095327X20931548.

Esen, B., & Gumuscu, S. (2019). Killing competitive authoritarianism softly: the 2019 local elections in Turkey. South European Society and Politics24(3), 317-342.

Esen, B., & Yardımcı-Geyikçi, Ş. (2019). An Alternative account of the populist backlash in the United States: A perspective from Turkey. PS-Political Science and Politics52(3), 445-450.

Esen, B., & Yardimci-Geyikçi, Ş. (2019). The Turkish presidential elections of 24 June 2018. Mediterranean Politics, 1-8.

Esen, B., & Gumuscu, S. (2018). The Perils of “Turkish Presidentialism”. Review of Middle East Studies52(1), 43-53.

Esen, B., & Gumuscu, S. (2018). Building a competitive authoritarian regime: State–business relations in the AKP’s Turkey. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies20(4), 349-372.

Esen, B., & Gumuscu, S. (2017). Turkey: How the coup failed. Journal of Democracy28(1), 59-73.

Esen, B., & Gümüşçü, Ş. (2017). A small yes for presidentialism: The Turkish constitutional referendum of April 2017. South European Society and Politics22(3), 303-326.

Esen, B., & Gumuscu, S. (2016). Rising competitive authoritarianism in Turkey. Third World Quarterly37(9), 1581-1606.

Esen, B. (2014). Nation-Building, Party-Strength, and Regime Consolidation: Kemalism in Comparative Perspective. Turkish Studies15(4), 600-620.

Esen, B., & Ciddi, S. (2011). Turkey’s 2011 elections: An emerging dominant party system. MERIA Journal15(3), 19-31.

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