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Berk Esen

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berkesen@sabanciunivedu
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Title
Faculty Member
Areas of Interest
Turkish Politics, Latin American Politics, Civil-military relations, Authoritarian Regimes, Party Politics
Awards
  • International Political Science Association Executive Council Member - International Political Science Association  2023
Memberships
International Political Science Association American Political Science Association Siyasi İlimler Türk Derneği
Publications
  • Article
    Taraktaş, Başak and Esen, Berk and Uskudarli, Suzan (2024) "Tweeting through a public health crisis: communication strategies of right-wing populist leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic", Government and Opposition, Vol.59, No.1, 207-228 (SSCI)
    Esen, Berk and Gumuscu, Sebnem (2023) "How Erdoğan's populism won again", Journal of Democracy, Vol.34, No.3, 21-32 (SSCI)
    Ugur-Cinar, Meral and Acikgoz, Ali and Esen, Berk (2023) "Party change and cleavage shifting in the global South: the case of Ecevit's CHP in Turkey". Published Online First https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14683857.2023.2197307
    Aytürk, İlker and Esen, Berk (2021) "The far right, labor unions, and the working class in Turkey since the 1960s", Middle East Journal, Vol.75, No.4, 511-531 (SSCI)
  • Book
    Esen, Berk and Gumuscu, Sebnem and Yavuzyilmaz, Hakan, Türkiye'nin yeni rejimi: rekabetçi otoriterlik, İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, September 2023
    Eleştirel güvenlik ve Türkiye: uluslararası ilişkilerde alternatif yaklaşım, Esen, Berk and Baysal, Başar (eds.), İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, October 2022
    "Post-post-Kemalizm: Türkiye çalışmalarında yeni arayışlar, Aytürk, İlker and Esen, Berk (eds.), İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, August 2022
  • Book Section / Chapter
    Esen, Berk, "Türkiye'de rekabetçi otoriter rejimin yükselişi ve düşüşü", Türkiye Siyasetinin Sınırları: Siyasal Davranış, Kurumlar ve Kültür - Ersin Kalaycıoğlu'na Armağan, Çarkoğlu, Ali and Erdoğan, Emre and Moral, Mert (eds.), İstanbul: Bilgi Universitesi Yayınları, January 2023
    Esen, Berk and Baysal, Basar, "Güvenlikleştirme ve demokratik gerileme ilişkisi: Türkiye örneği", Eleştirel Güvenlik ve Türkiye: Uluslararası İlişkilerde Alternatif Yaklaşım, Esen, Berk and Baysal, Basar (eds.), İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, October 2022
    Esen, Berk and Baysal, Başar, "Önsöz", Eleştirel Güvenlik ve Türkiye: Uluslararası İlişkilerde Alternatif Yaklaşım, Esen, Berk and Baysal, Başar (eds.), İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, October 2022, 7-16
    Aytürk, İlker and Esen, Berk, "Önsöz", Post-Post-Kemalizm: Türkiye Çalışmalarında Yeni Arayışlar, Aytürk, İlker and Esen, Berk (eds.), İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, August 2022, 7-22
    Esen, Berk, "Post-Kemalizmin vesayet eleştirisi: AKP rejiminin resmî tezi", Post-Post-Kemalizm: Türkiye Çalışmalarında Yeni Arayışlar, Aytürk, İlker and Esen, Berk (eds.), İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, August 2022, 355-416
    Yardımcı-Geyikçi, Şebnem and Esen, Berk, "Siyasi partiler çalışmaları kapsamında post-Kemalizmi yeniden düşünmek", Post-Post-Kemalizm: Türkiye Çalışmalarında Yeni Arayışlar, Aytürk, İlker and Esen, Berk (eds.), İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, August 2022, 441-482
    Esen, Berk, "Competitive authoritarianism in Turkey under the AKP rule", The Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Turkey, Jongerden, Joost (ed.), London: Routledge, July 2021, 153-167
  • Before SU Publications

    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.