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Zeki Sarıgil

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2007. Turkish politics, comparative politics

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E-Mail: sarigil@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: 0312 290 1495
Office: H255



  • Z. Sarigil, How Informal Institutions Matter: Evidence from Turkish Social and Political Spheres, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, (2023).
  • Z. Sarigil, Ethnic Boundaries in Turkish Politics: The Secular Kurdish Movement and Islam, New York: New York University Press, (2018).

Journal Publications

  • B. Ozdemir-Sarigil, Z. Sarigil, “Who Is Patriarchal? The Correlates of Patriarchy in Turkey”, South European Society and Politics, 26, 27-53 (2021)  PDF
  • Z. Sarigil, “A Micro-level Analysis of the Contagion Effect: Evidence from the Kurdish Conflict”, J of Peace Research, 58, 763-777 (2021)  PDF
  • E. Karakoc, Z. Sarigil, “Why Religious People Support Ethnic Insurgency? Kurds, Religion and Support for the PKK”, Politics and Religion, 13, 245-272 (2020)  PDF
  • Z. Sarigil, “Ethnic and Religious Prejudices in the Turkish Social Landscape”, European Sociological Review, 34, 711-727 (2018)  PDF
  • Z. Sarigil, E. Karakoc, “Inter-ethnic (In)tolerance between Turks and Kurds: Implications for Turkish Democratisation”, South European Society and Politics..  PDF
  • Z. Sarigil, E. Karakoc, “Who Supports Secession? The Determinants of Secessionist Attitudes Among Turkey’s Kurds”, Nations and Nationalism, 22, 325-346 (2016)  PDF
  • Z. Sarigil, “Showing the Path to Path Dependence: The Habitual Path”, European Political Science Review, 7, 221-242 (2015)  PDF
  • Z. Sarigil, “The Turkish Military: Principal or Agent?”, Armed Forces and Society, 40, 168-190 (2014)  PDF
  • Z. Sarigil, O. Fazlioglu, “Exploring the roots and dynamics of Kurdish ethno-nationalism in Turkey”, Nations and Nationalism, 20, 436-458 (2014)  PDF
  • Z. Sarigil, “Public Opinion and Attitude towards the Military and Democratic Consolidation in Turkey?”, Armed Forces and Society..  PDF
  • Z. Sarigil, O. Fazlioglu, “Religion and ethno-nationalism: Turkey’s Kurdish issue”, Nations and Nationalism, 19, 551-571 (2013)  PDF
  • Z. Sarigil, “Ethnic Groups at Critical Junctures”, Middle Eastern Studies, 48, 269-286 (2012)  PDF
  • Z. Sarigil, “Civil-Military Relations Beyond Dichotomy: With Special Reference to Turkey”, Turkish Studies, 12, 265-278 (2011)  PDF
  • Z. Sarigil, “Bargaining in Institutionalized Settings: The Case of Turkish Reforms”, European J of International Relations, 16, 463-483 (2010)
  • Z. Sarigil, “Curbing Kurdish ethno-nationalism in Turkey: An empirical assessment of pro-Islamic and socio-economic approaches”, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 33, 533-553 (2010)
  • Z. Sarigil, “Deconstructing the Turkish Military’s Popularity”, Armed Forces and Society, 35, 709-727 (2009)
  • Z. Sarigil, “Paths are what Actors make of them”, Critical Policy Studies, 3, 121-140 (2009)