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Sabri Sayarı

E-Mail : sabrissabanciuniv.edu
Phone : 0216-483-9297
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Title : Emeritus Faculty Member
Education : Ph.D., Columbia University, 1972 (Political Science)
B.A., Columbia University, 1966 (Economics)
Work Experience : Sabancı University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2005-present)
Professor of Political Science

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (1994-2005).
Director, Institute of Turkish Studies & Visiting Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service

National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, Washington, D.C. (1992-94)
Senior Staff & Director, Panel on Issues in Democratization

The RAND Corporation, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. (1985-91)
Resident Consultant

Bogazici University, Istanbul, Department of Political Science and International Relations. (1974-84)
Assistant Professor (1974-78), Associate Professor (1978-84)

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J, Department of Political Science. (1971-73)
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest : Turkish Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations: With special emphasis on Political Parties, Elections, and Party Systems; Democratization and Governance Issues; Comparative Politics of Europe and the Middle East; Theories of International Relations; Foreign Policy Analysis; Regional and International Security Issues, U.S-Turkish Relations.
Awards :
  • Research Grant - U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C  1991
  • Grant for Advanced Research on the Near and Middle East - Social Science Research Council,N.Y  1989
  • Postdoctoral Travel Grant for Research in Turkey - Institute of Turkish Studies, Washington, D.C  1989
  • Research Council, Copenhagen, Senior Research Fellowship - Danish Social Science  1982
  • The Volkswagen Foundation Grant - The Volkswagen Foundation  1981
  • Copenhagen, Senior Research Fellowship - The Danish Foreign Ministry  1980
  • Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Ebenhausen, Research Grant -  1979
  • Travel Grant for Research - Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Paris,  1979
  • Research Fellowship - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels,  1976
  • Research Grant - Center for Mediterranean Studies, Rome,  1976
Memberships : American Political Science Association Middle East Studies Association International Studies Association Turkish Studies Association Turkish-American Scientists and Scholars Association
Publications :
Article
Kemahlıoğlu, Özge and Sayarı, Sabri (2017) "Defecting alone or splitting together? Individual and collective party switching by legislators", Public Choice, Vol.171, No.1-2, 187-206 (SSCI)
Sayarı, Sabri and Dikici Bilgin, Hasret (2011) "Paths to power: the making of cabinet ministers in Turkey", Parliamentary Affairs, Vol.64, No.4, 737-762 (SSCI)
Sayarı, Sabri (2011) "Challenges of triangular relations: The US, the EU, and Turkish accession", South European Society and Politics (Sp. Iss. SI), Vol.16, No.2, 251-263 (SSCI)
Sayarı, Sabri (2010) "Political violence and terrorism in Turkey, 1976-80: a retrospective analysis", Terrorism and Political Violence, Vol.22, No.2, 198-215 (SSCI)
Sayarı, Sabri and Hasanov, Alim (2008) "The 2007 elections and parliamentary elites in Turkey: The emergence of a new political class?", Turkish Studies, Vol.9, No.2, 345-361 (SSCI)
Sayarı, Sabri (2007) "Towards a new Turkish party system?", Turkish Studies, Vol.8, No.2, 197-210 (NA)
Book
Türkiye'de Siyasi Liderler ve Demokrasi , Heper, Metin and Sayarı, Sabri (eds.), İstanbul: Kitap Yayınevi, April 2008
Book Section / Chapter
Sayarı, Sabri, "Challenges of triangular relations: the US, the EU, and Turkish accession", Turkey and the EU: Accession and Reform, Avcı, Gamze and Çarkoğlu, Ali (eds.), London: Routledge 2013, 43-55
Sayarı, Sabri, "Regional security issues and US-Turkish relations during the 1980s", American-Turkish Encounters: Politics and Culture, 1830-1989, Criss, Bilge Nur and Esenbel, Selçuk and Greenwood, Tony and Mazzari, Louis (eds.), U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, September 2011
Sayarı, Sabri, "Clientelism and patronage in Turkish politics and society", The Post Modern Abyss and the New Politics of Islam: Assabiyah Revisited Essays in Honor of Şerif Mardin, Toprak, Binnaz and Birtek, Faruk (eds.), Istanbul: Bilgi University 2011, 81-94
Sayarı, Sabri, "Non-electoral sources of party system change in Turkey", Prof. Dr. Ergun Özbudun'a Armağan (Essays in Honor of Ergun Özbudun), Yazıcı, Serap and Gözler, Kemal and Keyman, Fuat and Göztepe, Ece (eds.), Ankara: Yetkin Yayınları 2008, 399-418
Sayarı, Sabri, "The US policy on Turkey's EU membership ", The Importance of Being European: Turkey, the EU and Middle East, Goren, Nimrod and Nachmani, Amikam (eds.), Jerusalem: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2007, 78-85
Sayarı, Sabri, "Turkey ", Global Perspectives on The United States: A Nation by Nation Survey, Christensen, Karen and Levinson, David (eds.), Great Barrington MA: Berkshire Publishing Group 2007, 643-653
Volumes Edited / Special Issues
Sayarı, Sabri, New directions in Turkish politics, Routledge, June 2007
SU Öncesi Yayınları:
*Turkish Studies in the United States, co-editor with Donald Quataert. Bloomington: Indiana University Turkish Studies Series, 2003.

*Politics, Parties, and Elections in Turkey, co-editor with Yılmaz Esmer. Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner, 2002.

*Political Leaders and Democracy in Turkey, co-editor with Metin Heper. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2002.

*Turkey’s New World: Changing Dynamics in Turkish Foreign Policy, co-editor with Alan Makovsky. Washington, DC: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2000.
(Translated into Turkish and published as Türkiye’nin Yeni Dünyası: Türk Dış Politikasının Değişen Dinamikleri, Istanbul: ALFA, 2002).

*Parlamenter Demokrasilerde Koalisyon Hükümetleri, İstanbul: Boğaziçi University Press, 1980.

*“Turkish-American Relations in the Post-Cold War Era: Issues of Convergence and Divergence,” in Mustafa Aydın and Çağrı Erhan (eds). Turkish-American Relations: Past, Present and Future London: Routledge, 2004.