News

  1. Our article on democracy and health has just been published in The Lancet.
  2. My latest article on the resource curse has now been published in International Studies Quarterly.

About

I studied philosophy, politics and economics at Otago University. After completing my masters and doctoral studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science I started working at the department of political science at Bilkent University. In 2003 I moved to the newly created Department of Philosophy at Bilkent, where I became chair in 2015.

My research interests are varied, ranging from theoretical work in normative political philosophy to empirical work in comparative politics and health. At the moment most of my research time is devoted to a long-term project on the impact of political institutions on population health.

Further research interest of mine include parliamentary immunity, the oil curse, education and the capabilities approach, and the apparent incompatibility between automatic unconscious behavior and moral responsibility.

My research has been published in journals such as The Lancet, World Politics, International Studies QuarterlySocial Science & Medicine, Public Choice, Human Rights Quarterly, Philosophical Psychology, Law and Philosophy, Politics, Philosophy & Economics, and the Journal of Political Philosophy.


CV available on request.