Department of International Relations


Ziya Öniş is Professor of International Political Economy at Koç University in Istanbul. He is the former Director of both the Center for Research on Globalization, Peace and Democratic Governance (GLODEM) (2010-2013) and the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities (2006-2009) at Koç University. Prior to his appointment at Koç University, he was a faculty member in the Economics Department at Boğaziçi University. His recent research focuses on the global financial crisis and its implications for future patterns of globalization, southern varieties of capitalism, democratization dilemmas in emerging powers, the political economy of Turkey during the AKP era, new directions in Turkish foreign policy and domestic politics-foreign policy interactions.  His most recent publications include “Monopolising the Centre: The AKP and the Uncertain Path of Turkish Democracy”. The International Spectator, Vol. 50, N0. 2 (2015); (with S. E. Aytaç) “Varieties of Neo-populism in a Changing Global Order: Divergent Paths of Erdoğan and Kirchnerismo”. Comparative Politics, Vol. 47, No. 1 (2014); “Turkey and the Arab Revolutions: Boundaries of Regional Power Influence in a Turbulent Middle East”. Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 19, No. 2 (2014);(with M.Kutlay) “Rising Powers in a Changing Global Order: The Political Economy of Turkey in the Age of BRICS”. Third World Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 8 (2013). “Turkey and the Arab Spring: Between Ethics and Self-Interest”, Insight Turkey, Vol. 14, No.2 (2012) ; “ The Triumph of Conservative Globalism: The Political Economy of the AKP Era”, Turkish Studies, Vol. 13, No. 2 (2012) ; “ Multiple Faces of the ‘New’ Turkish Foreign Policy: Underlying Dynamics and a Critique”, Insight Turkey , Vol. 13, No.1 (2011); (with C. Bakır) “The Regulatory State and Turkish Banking Reforms in the Age of Post-Washington Consensus”, Development and Change, Vol. 41, No.1 (2010); (co-edited with F. Şenses) Turkey and the Global Economy: Neo-liberal Restructuring and Integration in the Post-Crisis Era  (London: Routledge,  2009);“Beyond the 2001 Financial Crisis: The Political Economy of the New Phase of Neo-liberal Restructuring in Turkey”. Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 16, No.3 (2009). He was elected as a Fellow of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) and received the prestigious TÜBİTAK Science Award in Social Sciences in 2012. He also received the Outstanding Faculty Award of Koç University in 2012.


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Personal Data

Date of Birth          : May 12, 1957

Place of Birth        : Istanbul

Nationality             : Turkish

Sex                         : Male

Marital Status        : Married with two children

Foreign Languages: English, German