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"IMF Conditionality" Talk at IR Department

Merih Angin (PhD, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) delivered a talk at our Department on 9 December, 2015. Her research examines the design of IMF programs for developing countries, focusing particularly on the variation in the number and scope of conditionality adopted by the organization. Her approach to the design of IMF programs relies on a new analytical framework, which she terms the “Two-Level Principal-Agent Model” of IMF lending. Focusing on the Turki...Read More


Dr. Ali Bilgic receives ESRC Grant

Dr. Ali Bilgic has been granted a United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant as a co-investigator in the project ‘Exploring Civil Society Strategies for Democratic Renewal’. The project, which will be conducted by a consortium consisting of The University of Sheffield, University of York, City University of London, and Bilkent University, will examine new global social movements through dialogue among academics and practitioners. The key objectives of the project are to...Read More


Our department tops academic productivity in IR in Turkey

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) has recently released a comprehensive assessment of the publications performance of Turkish universities by subject over the past ten years. In terms of the number of papers published and citations they received, our department ranks as the most productive IR department in the country.
The percentile of our faculty’s publications in terms of citations frequency distribution and the impact they have created is 61%. We...Read More


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