SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Karabekir Akkoyunlu

PhD from the Department of Government, London School of Economics (2014); M.Phil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge (2008); B.A. in History and International Relations from Brown University (2005).
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Akkoyunlu Karabelkir - POL 56,180,240
Department of Politics and International Studies

Lecturer in the Politics of the Middle East

Name:
Dr Karabekir Akkoyunlu
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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
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Russell Square: College Buildings
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4436
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Thursdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Biography

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Karabekir's work draws from comparative historical institutionalism, theories of democracy and democratisation, civil-military studies and critical IR theory, and explores the role of institutions and human agency in affecting socio-political change. His research has an inter-regional comparative focus, covering the Middle East (in particular Iran and Turkey), Latin America (Brazil), and Southeast Asia (Indonesia). 

Karabekir's forthcoming monograph, Guardianship and Democracy in Iran and Turkey: Tutelary Consolidation, Popular Contestation (Edinburgh University Press, 2022), analyses political change in the two countries through a comparison of their institutions of regime guardianship, the Khomeinist clergy and the Kemalist military. His current research looks at Turkey’s ‘repeat elections’ in 2015 and Israel’s 2021 elections to understand how populist autocratic incumbents fuel conflict in an attempt to reverse election setbacks. He is also at the preliminary stages of a project that uses computational social science methods to explore the transnational dissemination and local adaptation of far-right conspiracy theories in Brazil, the US and Turkey.
 
Previously, Karabekir worked in Brazil as a lecturer at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and a visiting scholar at the International Relations Institute, University of São Paulo, teaching courses on International Development and Middle East Politics. Between 2014 – 2017 he was a post-doctoral research and teaching fellow on Modern Turkey at the Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz, Austria.
 
Karabekir has a PhD from the Department of Government, London School of Economics (2014), M.Phil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge (2008) and a B.A. in History and International Relations from Brown University (2005).

Karabekir convenes the postgraduate module State and Transformation in the Middle East and co-convenes the undergraduate module Government and Politics in the Middle East.

Teaching

Publications

Authored Books

Akkoyunlu, Feyzi Karabekir (2023) Guardianship and Democracy in Iran and Turkey: Tutelary Consolidation, Popular Contestation. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Forthcoming]

Akkoyunlu, Feyzi Karabekir and Nicolaïdis, Kalypso and Öktem, Kerem (2013) The Western Condition: Turkey, the US and the EU in the New Middle East. Oxford: SEESOX South East European Studies at Oxford.

Akkoyunlu, Feyzi Karabekir (2007) Military Reform and Democratisation: Turkish and Indonesian Experiences at the Turn of the Millennium. London: Routledge.

Articles

Akkoyunlu, Karabekir (2021) 'The Five Phases of Turkey’s Foreign Policy under the AKP'. Social Research: An International Quarterly, (88) 2, pp 243-270.

Akkoyunlu, Karabekir and Lima, José Antonio (2021) 'Brazil’s Stealth Military Intervention'. Journal of Politics in Latin America, (14) 1, pp 31-54.

Akkoyunlu, Feyzi Karabekir (2021) 'Efficiency, Merit and Privilege: Public Administration Reforms in Brazil and Turkey'. Revista Do Serviço Público, (72) 1, pp 200-231.

Akkoyunlu, Karabekir and Öktem, Kerem (2016) 'Existential insecurity and the making of a weak authoritarian regime in Turkey'. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, (16) 4, pp 505-527.

Öktem, Kerem and Akkoyunlu, Feyzi Karabekir (2016) 'Exit from democracy: Illiberal governance in Turkey and beyond'. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, (16) 4, pp 469-480.

Book Chapters

Akkoyunlu, Feyzi Karabekir (2021) 'Sessiz devrimin gürültülü sonu: Brezilya İşçi Partisi’nin yükselişi ve düşüşü'. In: Akgemci, Esra and Ates, Kazim, (eds.), Dünyanın Ters Köşesi Latin Amerika: Tarih, Toplum, Kültür. Istanbul: Iletisim.

Oran, Baskın and Akkoyunlu, Feyzi Karabekir (2019) 'Kemalism and the Republican People’s Party (CHP)'. In: Özyürek, Esra and Özpınar, Gaye and Altındiş, Emrah, (eds.), Authoritarianism and Resistance in Turkey: Conversations on Democratic and Social Challenges. Cham: Springer, pp 11-18.

Akkoyunlu, Feyzi Karabekir (2017) 'Electoral integrity in Turkey: from tutelary democracy to competitive authoritarianism'. In: Başer, Bahar and Öztürk, Ahmet Erdi, (eds.), Authoritarian Politics in Turkey: Elections, Resistance and the AKP. London: Bloomsbury, pp 47-63.

Akkoyunlu, Feyzi Karabekir (2012) 'Turkey’s Iranian Conundrum: A Delicate Balancing Act'. In: Öktem, Kerem and Kadıoğlu, Ayşe and Karli, Mehmet, (eds.), Another Empire? A Decade of Turkey's Foreign Policy under the Justice and Development Party. Istanbul: Bilgi Universitesi Yayinlari.

 

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