Evci, U. (2022). Elections in Turkey: Three Articles Analyzing Electoral Manipulation


Evci, U., Kaminski, M. M. (2020). Shot in the foot: Unintended political consequences of electoral engineering in the Turkish parliamentary elections in 2018. Turkish Studies, 1–14.

Evci, U. (2020). Regional Correction of The Flis-Słomczyński-Stolicki Formula: The Case of Turkish Elections. Decyzje. 2020(34), 29-48.

Evci, U., Kaminski, M. M. (2020). Strzał w stopę. Niezamierzone konsekwencje polityczne manipulacji wyborczej w tureckich wyborach parlamentarnych w 2018 roku. Decyzje, 2020(34), 49-65.<1733-0092.146> (Polish Translation – Original work published in Turkish Studies in 2020)


The Paradoxes and Manipulation in Turkish Parliamentary Elections Selection of Articles by Ugurcan Evci [Editorial]. (2020). Decyzje. 2020(34), 29-30.


Evci, U. and Kaminski, M. (March, 2022). Shot in the Foot: Unintended political consequences of electoral engineering in the Turkish parliamentary elections in 2018. Paper presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of Public Choice Society, March 10 – March 12, 2022; Nashville, TN. Paper originally accepted for presentation for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Public Choice Society, cancelled due to COVID-19.

Evci, U. (October, 2021). Shot in the foot: Unintended political consequences of electoral engineering in the Turkish parliamentary elections in 2018. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association; September 30 – October 3 2021, Seattle WA.

 Evci U. (January, 2021). Regional correction of the Flis-Slomczynski-Stolicki formula: the case of Turkish elections. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Southern Political Science Association; January 6 – January 9 2021; Online.

Evci, U. and Kaminski, M. (March, 2020 – Presented During the 2022 Public Choice Society Annual Meeting after COVID-19 Cancellations in 2020 and 2021 ). Shot in the foot: Unintended political consequences of electoral engineering in the Turkish parliamentary elections in 2018. To be presented at 2020 Public Choice Annual Meetings; March 12 – March 14 2020; Newport Beach, CA.

Evci, U. and Kaminski, M. (November, 2019). Shot in the foot: Unintended political consequences of electoral engineering in the Turkish parliamentary elections in 2018. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Northeastern Political Science Association; November 7 – November 9, 2019; Philadelphia, PA.

Evci, U. and Kaminski, M. (September, 2019). Shot in the foot: Unintended political conse- quences of electoral engineering in the Turkish parliamentary elections in 2018. Paper presented at the annual meeting of European Consortium of Political Research; September 4 – September 7, 2019; Wroclaw, Poland.

Evci, U. (August, 2019). Information – Communication Technologies and Democracy: The Analysis of the Impact of the Internet on Changes in Democracy Levels. Poster pre- sented at the annual meeting of American Political Science Association, August 29 – September 1, 2019; Washington DC.

Evci, U. (April, 2017). Information-Communication Technologies and Collective Action: Path to Democratization. Paper presented at the annual conference of the New York State Political Science Association, Rochester, NY.


Evci, U. (2022). Merit or Partisanship: An Experiment on Voters’ Perceptions of Electoral Reform

Evci, U. (2020). Analysis of Turkish Elections between 1980 and 2018: Missed Opportunities for Electoral Engineering.

Evci, U. (2020). The Impact of Electoral Thresholds on Minority Representation in Proportional Representation Systems.




Journal Articles

“Antisemitism on a California Campus:  Perceptions and Views Among Students,” in Contemporary Jewry 40pages 237–258 (2020)

“Pogroms” in Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism


“Pogrom w Szczuczynie 27 czerwca 1941 r.” in Pogromy Żydów na ziemiach polskich w XIX-XX w., vol. 4: Holokaust i powojnie (1939-1946). [“The Pogrom in Szczuczyn, June 1941,” in Jewish Pogroms in Polish Territory in the 19th and 20th Centuries, vol.4, Holocaust and Post-War, 1939-1946], edited by August Grabski, (IH PAN Warsaw, 2018), pp.59-71.

“Explaining Violence against Non-Combatants in Civil War: Review Essay” in Perspectives on Politics vol.16, no.3, 2018, pp.751-755.

“Loud and Fast versus Slow and Quiet: Explaining Responses to Anti-Israel Activism on Campus,” in Doron Ben-Atar and Andrew Pessin, Anti-Zionism on Campus: the University, Free Speech, and BDS, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018), pp.142-150. (This chapter is discussed at length in Commentary Magazine here).

“Comment on ‘The Holocaust in Israeli Political Culture: Four Constructions and Their Consequences’ by Ian Lustick,” in Contemporary Jewish vol.37, 2017.pp.183-186.

“Post-Communism,the Civilizing Process, and the Mixed Impact of Leninist Violence” (with Michael Bernhard) in East European Politics and Societies, vol.29, no.3, 2015, pp.379-390.

“The Common Economic History of Militarized Regimes,” in Hartmut Berghoff and Uta Balbier eds., The German Economy 1945–2010, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

“The Kishinev Pogrom of 1903,” “Pogroms,” and “The Mary Laws,” in Dan Diner ed., Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture, (Stuttgart: Mezler Verlag, 2012).

“Between National Identity and State Loyalty: Electoral Behavior in Interwar Poland” (with Jason Wittenberg), POLIN: Studies in Polish Jewry, vol.24, November 2011, pp.171185.

“Deadly Communities: Local Political Milieus and the Persecution of Jews in Occupied Poland” (with Jason Wittenberg), Comparative Political Studies, vol.44, no.5, May 2011, pp.259283.

“Beyond Dictatorship and Democracy: Rethinking Minority Inclusion and Regime Type in Interwar Eastern Europe” (with Jason Wittenberg) Comparative Political Studies, vol.43, no.8, August 2010, pp.10891118.

“Anti-Americanism and the Transatlantic Relationship.” Perspectives on Politics, vol.7, no.2, 2009, pp.367380.

“1989 as a Lens for the Communist Past and Postcommunist Future.” Contemporary European History, vol.18, no.3, 2009, pp.289302.

“Does Familiarity Breed Contempt? Interethnic Contact and Support for Illiberal Parties” (with Jason Wittenberg), Journal of Politics, vol.71, no.2, 2009, pp.414428.

“What to Read on Transatlantic Relations.” Foreign Affairs, August 10, 2009.

“The Transatlantic Divide Over Democracy Promotion.” Washington Quarterly, vol.29, no.2, 2006, pp.8598.

“Honecker’s Revenge: The Enduring Legacy of German Unification in the 2005 Election” (with Daniel Ziblatt), German Politics and Society, vol.24, no.1, 2006, pp.134147. Reprinted in Eric Langenbacher ed., Launching the Grand Coalition: The 2005 Bundestag Elections and the Future of German Politics, New York: Berghahn Books, 2006), pp.136149.

“As Europe Gets Larger Will it Disappear?” (with David Reilly), International Studies Review, vol.8, no.1, 2006, pp.140153. Reprinted in Hilary Apel ed., The Expansion of Nato and the European Union, (Claremont: Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, 2006), pp.129.

“Irony and Continuity in Central European History.” Theory and Society, vol.34, no.1, 2005, pp.1320.

“Regime Type and Diffusion in Comparative Politics Methodology” (with Stephen Hanson), Canadian Journal of Political Science, vol.38, no.1, 2005, pp.6999 (short-listed for McMenemy Prize of Canadian Political Science Association).

“Post-Communist Democracy: Legacies and Outcomes.” Comparative Politics, vol.35, no.1, 2003, pp.231250.

“Who Voted Communist? Reconsidering the Social Bases of Radicalism in Interwar Poland” (with Jason Wittenberg), Slavic Review , vol.63, no.1, 2003 (listed in Newsletter of European Politics Section of American Political Science Association as one of most influential articles written in European politics since 2000).

“The GDR: Internal and External Constraints.” German Politics and Society vol.20, no.3, 2002, pp.7994.

“Bad Civil Society” (with Simone Chambers), Political Theory, vol.29, no.6, 2001, pp.838866.

“Geographic Diffusion and the Transformation of the Postcommunist World” (with David Reilly), World Politics, vol.53, no.1, 2000, pp.137.

“Explaining the Why of the Why: A comment on Fish’s ‘Determinants of Economic Reform in the Post-Communist World’” (with David Reilly), East European Politics and Societies, vol.13, no.3, 1999.

“Paths to Uncivil Societies and Anti-Liberal States: Reply to Shenfield” (with Stephen Hanson), Post-Soviet Affairs, vol.14, no.4, 1998, pp.369375.

“The Weimar-Russia Comparison” (with Stephen Hanson), Post-Soviet Affairs, vol.13, no.3, August 1997, pp.252283.

“The Politics of National Reconciliation: Memory and Institutions in German-Czech Relations since 1989.” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, vol.3, no.2, 1997, pp.5879.

“Chipping Away at the State: Workers’ Resistance and the Demise of East Germany.” World Politics, vol.48, no.3, April 1996, pp.391423.

“Weak Foundations under German Reconstruction,”Transitions, vol.2, no.2, January 1996, pp.3464.

“Ulbricht Embattled: The Quest for Socialist Modernity in the Light of New Sources.” Europe Asia Studies (formerly Soviet Studies),vol.46, no.4, June 1994, pp.597615.

“Communist Social Structure and Post Communist Elections: Voting for Reunification in East Germany” (with Karl-Otto Richter), Studies in Comparative Communism, vol.25, no.4, December 1992, pp.363380.

Book Chapters

Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust, (with Jason Wittenberg), (Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 2018). 

  • Winner of the 2019 Bronslaw Malinowski Award in the Social Sciences, given by the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. 
  • Honorable mention, 2019-2020 prize for the best English-language book in the field of Ukrainian history, politics, language, literature, and culture, awarded by the American Association for Ukrainian Studies.

Growing Apart? America and Europe in the 21st Century, editor (with Sven Steinmo), (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order, editor (with Mark Lichbach), (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press), 1st ed. 2000, 2nd ed. 2005, 3rd ed.2009, 4th ed. 2013.

The Politics of Economic Decline in East Germany 1945-1989, (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1997).