Professor Ali Çarkoğlu is Professor in Political Science and Dean of the School of Administrative and Social Sciences. 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.

Selected Publications

  • The Rising Tide of Conservatism in Türkiye, Palgrave (2009), with Ersin Kalaycıoğlu “March 2009 Turkish Municipality Elections: A Signal for takers or the inevitable beginning of the end for the AKP?” South European Society & Politics, vol.14, no.3 September, pp.295-316, 2009
  • “Women’s Choices of Head Cover in Türkiye: An Empirical Assessment” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, vol.9 no.3, pp.450-461, 2009
  • “Türkiye: Reforms for a consolidated democracy”, in International Actors, Democratization and the Rule of Law: Anchoring Democracy? Leonardo Morlino and Amichai Magen (eds.), Routledge, (November 2008), with Senem Aydın Düzgit
  • “Social vs Spiritual Capital in Explaining Philanthropic Giving in a Muslim Setting: The Case of Türkiye”, in Religion and the Individual: Belief, Practice, Identity, Abby Day (ed.) Ashgate, (2007)

Ali Çarkoğlu
Professor of Political Science