The vision of International Relations department is to equip its graduates with a unique combination of attributes, such as advanced problem solving ability, conceptual and analytical skills, in-depth country and global knowledge and well developed writing and language skills that enable them to pursue competitive careers and leadership roles in academic, business, policy and NGO environments in domestic and international settings.

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Research &Publications

Aktürk, Şener. “Nationalism and Religion in Comparative Perspective: A New Typology of National-Religious Configurations.” Nationalities Papers 50, no. 2 (2022): 205-218.

Aktürk, Şener, and Idlir Lika. “Varieties of Resilience and Side Effects of Disobedience: Cross-National Patterns of Survival during the Coronavirus Pandemic.” Problems of Post-Communism 69, no. 1 (2022): 1-13.

Aktürk, Şener, and Idlir Lika. “The Puzzle of Turkish Minority Representation, Nationhood Cleavage, and Politics of Recognition in Bulgaria, Greece, and North Macedonia.” Mediterranean Politics 27, no. 1 (2022): 1-28.

Altan‐Olcay, Özlem, and Suzanne Bergeron. “Care in Times of the Pandemic: Rethinking Meanings of Work in the University.” Gender, Work & Organization, (2022).

Altan-Olcay, Özlem. “Feminist International Political Economy in Europe.” Feminist IR in Europe, (2022): 95–114.

Altan-Olcay, Özlem. “The Long Run and the Short Run: Temporalities of Gender and Development.” Globalizations, (2022): 1–16.

AltIok, Birce, and Ahmet İçduygu. “Irregular migration: The Position of Turkey in the Mediterranean Basin.” EuroMed Research Network On Migration, (2022): 1-17.

Angin, Merih, and Defne Başbuğoğlu. “Yükselen Güç Çin’in Batı Balkanlar’da Doğrudan Yabancı Yatırımları’” METU Studies in Development 49, no.1 (2022): 149-178.

Aslam, Warisha, and Sedef Turper-Alışık. “Misinformation on Refugees : Surveying the Consequences, Perpetuators and Workable Solutions.” REFLEKTİF Journal of Social Sciences 3, (2022): 287–303.

Aydin-Duzgit, Senem, Bahar Rumelili, Alp Eren Topal. “Challenging anti-Western historical myths in populist discourse: re-visiting Ottoman Empire–Europe interaction during the 19th century” European Journal of International Relations 28, no. 3 (2022): 513-537

Bayer, Reşat, Sedef Turper, and Judy Woods. “Teamwork within a Senior Capstone Course: Implementation and Assessment.” PS: Political Science & Politics, (2022): 1–6.

Çarkoğlu, Ali, Ezgi Elçi, Erol Faith and Cansu Paksoy. “Historical Development of Populism in Turkey in the Light of Populism Theories: A Study on Political Parties”. Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, (2022): 323-348.

Çarkoğlu, Ali, and Ezgi Elçi. “Populist Attitudes and Challenges towards Liberal Democracy: An Empirical Assessment of the Turkish Case.” International Political Science Review, (2022): 1-17.

Deniz, Ayca, Merih Angin, and Pelin Angin. “Understanding IMF Decision-Making with Sentiment Analysis.” 2022 30th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), (2022).

Ertan, Güneş, and Ali Çarkoğlu. “Cognition, Communication, and Collective Action: Turkey’s Response to COVID-19.” Global Risk Management, (2022): 141–60.

Ertan, Güneş, Ali Çarkoğlu, S. Erdem Aytaç. “Cognitive Political Networks: A Structural Approach to Measure Political Polarization in Multiparty Systems.” Social Networks 68, (2022): 118-126.

İçduygu, Ahmet, and Souad Osseiran. “Syrian Refugees in Istanbul and Gazientep: Comparative Findings on Settlement, Livelihood, and Support”. CHR Michelsen Institute, (2022): 1-7.

İçduygu, Ahmet, and Damla B. Aksel. “Vulnerable Permanency in Mass Influx:” Refugees on the Move, (2022): 133–58.

Kutlay, Mustafa, and Ziya Öniş. “Liberal Democracy on the Edge? Anxieties in a Shifting Global (Dis)Order.” Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, (2022): 1-18.

Öniş, Ziya, and Fikret Şenses. “Turkey’s Encounter with Neoliberal Globalization and the Logic of Washington Consensus, 1980–1990.” Political Economy of Development in Turkey, (2022): 197–226.

Oguzhan Turkoglu, Miceal Canavan & Ahmet Icduygu. “The Economic Limits of Empathy? Analysing Variation in the Attitudes of Oppressed Minority Groups Towards Refugees” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, (2022): 1-20.

Rumelili, Bahar. ‘Introduction to Special Issue: Anxiety and Change in International Relations’ Uluslararasi Iliskiler 19 (73) (2022): 1-11.

Rumelili, Bahar and Ann Towns. “Driving Liberal Change? Global Performance Indices as a System of Normative Stratification in Liberal International Order” Cooperation & Conflict 57, no. 2 (2022):152-170.

Rumelili, Bahar. and Lisa Strombom. “Agonistic Recognition as a Remedy for Identity Backlash: Insights from Israel and Turkey” Third World Quarterly 43, no. 6 (2022): 1361-1379.

San-Akca, Belgin. “Ethnic Mobilization and the Type of State Birth: Why Do Grievances Lead to Violent or Nonviolent Uprisings?” Nationalities Papers, (2022): 1–5.

Suleymanoglu-Kurum, Rahime and Bahar Rumelili “From Female Masculinity to Hegemonic Femininity: Evolving Gender Performances of Turkish Women Diplomats” The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 17, (2022): 1-30.

Turper-Alışık, Sedef, Birce Altıok, Burak Ağalday, and Feyza Köseoğlu-Darılmaz. 2022. “Etnik ve Göçmen Azınlıklar Ile Anket Çalışmaları: Türkiye Örnekleri Üzerine Yöntembilimsel Bir İnceleme.” Pamukkale Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, no. 50 (2022): 294–310.

Turper-Alışık, Sedef. 2022 “Göç Çalışmaları Alanında Deneysel Motot Kullanımı.” Pamukkale Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, (2022): 212-224

Üstübici, Ayşen. “ ‘Street-level justifications’: Service providers mediating refugee reception in the urban context of Istanbul.” Journal of Refugee Studies 35, no. 1 (2022): 74-92.

Üstübici, Ayşen and Ezgi Elçi “Aspirations among Young Refugees in Turkey: Social Class, Integration and Onward Migration in Forced Migration Contexts” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, (2022): 1-20.

Aktürk, Şener. “Ethnicity and Religion in Russia.” In Susanne Wengle (ed.), Russian Politics Today: Stability and Fragility. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2022. Aydin-Duzgit, Senem, Johanna Chovanec, and Bahar Rumelili “Europe and the Ottoman Empire: Images of Self and the Other.” In Routledge Handbook on EU-Middle East Relations, edited by Dimitris Bouris, Daniela Huber, and Michelle Pace, 15-25. New York: Routledge, 2022. Angin, Merih, and Lena Trabucco. “Yapay Zekada Ekonomik, Siyasi ve Askeri Bağlantı: Bir Araştırma Gündemi.” In Sosyal Bilimlerde Seçme Konular -6, edited by Hasan Çiftçi and Sevcan Yıldız. İksad, 275-292. Publications, 2022. Aytaç, Selim Erdem and Susan Stokes. “Costly Abstention.” In The Oxford Handbook of Political Participation, edited by Marco Giugni and Maria Grasso. New York: Oxford University Press, 2022. Dupont, Cedric G., Thomas Schultz, and Merih Angin. “Double Jeopardy? The Use of Investment Arbitration in Times of Crisis.” In The Legitimacy of Investment Arbitration: Empirical Perspectives, edited by Daniel Behn, Ole Kristian Fauchald, and Malcolm Langford. Cambridge University Press. 2022. Çarkoğlu, Ali. “Election Law in Turkey.” In Routledge Handbook of Election Law, edited by D. Schultz and J. Toplak. Routledge, 2022. Rumelili Bahar and Gunes Uzunoglu, “Ontolojik Guven(siz)lik ve Popülizm”. In Uluslararasi Iliskilerde Guvenlige Elestirel Bakis ve Turkiye edited by Berk Esen and Basar Baysal (eds.). Istanbul: Iletisim, 2022.
Somer, Murat. Return to Point Zero: The Turkish-Kurdish Question and How Politics and Ideas (Re-)Make Empires, Nations and States. (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2022)

Aktürk, Şener. “Evaluation of the Global Environment: Rise of China; Russia-West Confrontation; and Emerging Threats,” Panorama, Online, 22 July 2022. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.21362.79042.

McCoy, Jennifer, Ben Press, Murat Somer and Özlem Tuncel. “Reducing Pernicious Polarization: A Comparative Historical Analysis of Depolarization,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace working paper, May 2022.


Committed to a liberal arts tradition of intellectual curiosity and diversity, the International Relations Department at Koç University offers students a rigorous program of study that prepares them for successful careers in a rapidly globalizing world.