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Ekim Arbatli

  • Ekim Arbatli has been at HSE University since 2012.

Education and Degrees

  • 2012

    PhD in Political Science
    University of Connecticut
    Thesis Title: Oil and (Non)Democratic Politics: Explaining Resource Nationalism in Russia and Venezuela

  • 2008

    Master's
    University of Connecticut, Political Science

  • 2006

    Bachelor's
    Galatasaray University, International Relations

Professional memberships

  • American Political Science Association;
  • Midwest Political Science Association.

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2016/2017)

Courses (2015/2016)

Courses (2014/2015)

Research Seminar (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; spec. "Политический анализ"; 2 year, 1-4 module)Eng

Courses (2013/2014)

Research Seminar (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Politics; spec. "Политический анализ"; 2 year, 1-4 module)Eng

Publications12

Publications

Work in progress

  • "Armies in Politics: The Domestic Determinants of Military Coup Behavior", invited chapter in preparation for Oxford Encyclopedia of the Military in Politics, William R. Thompson (ed.), Oxford University Press. 
  • "Hybrid Regimes and Resource Nationalism: The Oil Industry in Russia and Venezuela” (book manuscript)
  • "Electing the Voters: Strategies of Clientelism in Russia and Turkey" with Dina Rosenberg. (article)
  • “How to Raise a Pious Generation: Local Government Control and the Rise of Religious Associations in Turkey” with Cemal Eren Arbatli. (article)

Conferences and talks

  • "How to Raise a Pious Generation: Local Government Control and the Rise of Religious Associations in Turkey" (with Cemal Eren Arbatli), Annual Meeting of Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago / IL, April 4-7, 2019.
  • “Against all odds: Elite strategies of survival, autocratic reversal and resilience in Turkey” (with Oksan Bayulgen and Sercan Canbolat), HSE Political Science Departmental Seminar Series, Moscow, November 23, 2017.
  • “Turkish democracy in crisis: Incumbent takeover, autocratic resilience and the future of the regime”, HSE Open Lectures, Moscow, September 14, 2017.
  • "Democratic Developments: A Regional Perspective", Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, June 30, 2017.
  • "Endurance of competitive authoritarian regimes: Elite strategies and neo-authoritarian stabilization in Turkey" (with Oksan Bayulgen and Sercan Canbolat), SSSA Annual Meeting, Austin / TX, April 12-15, 2017. (presentation by co-authors)
  •  "Turkish experience of non-resource development" (with Cemal Eren Arbatli), Carnegie Moscow Center, Russian Economic Challenge Conference, Moscow, March 23, 2017.
  • "Understanding military coups after the Cold War: Emerging trends and Turkey as a case study", HSE Open Talks Series, Moscow, March 14, 2017.
  • "Occupation of public space as an experiment in participatory democracy: Gezi protests in Turkey", Nordic Exploratory Workshop on Epistemic Democracy, Turku, October 29, 2016.
  • "Electing the voters: Strategies of clientelism in Russia and Turkey" (with Dina Rosenberg), Annual Meeting of Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago / IL, April 7-10, 2016.  
  • "Hybrid Breakdowns and Populist Autocrats: The Rise of Putinism and Erdoganism" (with Oksan Bayulgen and Sercan Canbolat), Annual Meeting of Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago / IL, April 16-19, 2015. (presentation by co-authors)
  • "Hybrid Breakdowns and Electoral Authoritarianism: The Russian and Turkish Political Regimes in Comparative Perspective" (with Oksan Bayulgen and Sercan Canbolat), XVI. April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, Moscow, April 7-10, 2015.
  • "Young Democracies", Interdisciplinary Net 1 st of Global Conference: Revolt and Revolution, Athens You, November 4-6, 2013. (panel chair)
  • "Oil and (Non) Democratic Politics: Explaining Resource Nationalism in Hybrid Regimes", Annual Meeting of Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago / IL, April 11-14, 2013.
  • "Political Regimes, Investment Risk and Resource Nationalism: An Empirical Analysis", XIV. April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, Moscow, April 2-5, 2013.
  • "The Baltic Quest for Security: Threat Perception and Identity Construction in the National Security Debate", 8th Convention of the Central and East European International Studies Association, Istanbul, June 15-17, 2011.  
  • "Poking the Bear: The Russia - Georgia conflict in the US media and public opinion" (with Oksan Bayulgen), Annual Meeting of International Studies Association, Montreal, March 16-19, 2011. 
  • "Security Threats and Regime Persistence: An Empirical Analysis" (with Cemal Eren Arbatli), Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association, Washington / DC, September 2-5, 2010. (poster presentation)
  • "Persistence of military regimes: Do external and internal security threats facilitate democratic transition?" (With Cemal Eren Arbatli), Annual Meeting of Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago / IL, April 22-25, 2010.
  • "Poking the Bear: The Russia - Georgia conflict in the US media and public opinion" (with Oksan Bayulgen), Annual Meeting of Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago / IL, April 2-5, 2009. (presentation by co-author)
  • "Persistence of military regimes and democratic consolidation: The case of Turkey", University of Connecticut Democracy and Democratization Conference, Storrs / CT, February 27-28, 2009.

Grants

  • Erasmus+ Mobility Program International Grant, University of Iceland. (June 2017)
  • CAS Individual Research Grant, Center for Advanced Studies, HSE. (2013-2014)

Employment history

  • Associate Professor, School of Political Science, Higher School of Economics. (September 2018 - )
  • Assistant Professor, School of Political Science, HSE. (2012 - 2018)
  • Research Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, HSE. (2012 - 2016)

Timetable for today

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Ekim Arbatli will be awarded the prize of the NPSA

Her co-authored article titled “Elite Survival Strategies and Authoritarian Reversal in Turkey” (with O. Bayulgen and S. Canbolat) was selected to win the Polity Prize by Northeastern Political Science Association. Prize committee judged it to be the best research article published in Polity in 2018.

HSE Book Series Published by Springer

Springer, one of the world's leading publishers of scientific literature, has launched a new book series, entitled ‘Societies and political orders in transition’. The series has been initiated by the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences, and three HSE representatives are members of the series International Advisory Board, with the other four members coming from universities in Germany, UK and the USA.

«Non-Western Social Movements and Participatory Democracy: Protest in the Age of Transnationalism»

The book "Non-Western Social Movements and Participatory Democracy: Protest in the Age of Transnationalism" by associate professors of the Department of Political Science Ekim Arbatli and Dina Rosenberg was published in the publishing house "Springer". It's the first book in the new series "Societies and political orders in transition", initiated by the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Bringing Research to the City

Within its “University Open to the City” project HSE holds many different lectures and discussions at various city venues, such as Moscow museums and Cultural Centre ZIL. Following the successful experience of HSE Open Talks lectures at HSE Day in September for the last three years (see The HSE Look October 2015, September 2014), the university launched a regular English-speaking series of public lectures HSE Talks, held at a coworking café. From February to April five speakers from the Faculty of Social Sciences gave their public talks, and The HSE Look talked to one of them, Assistant Professor Ekim Arbatli,to learn more about the impressions from participation in the project.