Gül Arıkan Akdağ
Assist. Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at İzmir Katip Çelebi University
Gül Arıkan Akdağ is working on political participation through the analysis of political parties with a special emphasis on clientelism and ethnicity as determinants of political participation. She mainly focuses on activism in and membership to political parties as specific forms of political participation through a quantitative perspective. Her research areas include Political parties’ mobilization, voting behavior, Ethnic Politics, Party/voter linkages Clientelism.
‘Rational Political Parties and Electoral Games: AKP’s Strategic Move for the Kurdish Vote in Turkey’, Turkish Studies, November 2015 (published online) (SSCI)
Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey: Party Politics and the Mobilization of Swing Voters, Routledge, (ISBN: 978-1138774841 Eylül 2014)
‘AKP’s Local Politics: Perceived Discrimination as an Obstacle to Ethnic Mobilization’, Alternative Politics, Temmuz 2012, Vol: 4, No: 2, pp. 147-179. (WPSA, Ebscohost,)
‘An Alternative Explanation to AKP’s Electoral Success: Structure and Functions of the Local Branches’, Alternative Politics, Vol: 4 Number: 1, Şubat 2012, pp: 27-53. (WPSA, Ebscohost,)