Pelin Ayan Musil Senior Researcher
Pelin Musil is a senior researcher in the Centre for the Study of Global Regions and is a member of its Middle East and African Politics Unit. She studied Political Science at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (Ph.D.) and at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary (M.A.). She is also a senior lecturer at the School of International Relations and Diplomacy at Anglo-American University (AAU) in Prague. Her research interests include democratization and regimes change, political parties and their systems, social movements, ethnic and religious politics with a focus on contemporary Turkey and the Middle East. She has been a visiting Fulbright researcher at Georgetown University (2007-8) and a short-term visiting scholar at Stanford University (2019).
- Sayari, Sabri, Pelin Ayan Musil, Özhan Demirkol (eds). 2018. Party politics in Turkey. A comparative perspective. London: Routledge.
- Ayan Musil, Pelin. 2011. Authoritarian party structures and democratic political setting in Turkey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Ayan Musil. P. and Ö. Demirkol. 2018. “Introduction” in S. Sayari, P. Ayan Musil, Ö. Demirkol (eds.), Party Politics in Turkey. A Comparative Perspective.
London: Routledge, pp. 1-9.
- Ayan Musil, P. 2018. “Assessing the Level of Party Cartelization in Contemporary Turkey” in S. Sayari, P. Ayan Musil, O. Demirkol (eds.), Party Politics in Turkey. A Comparative Perspective. London: Routledge, pp. 80-97.
- (v turečtině) Ayan Musil, P. 2013. “Government Systems: Presidential and Parliamentary Systems” in S. Sayari and H. Dikici Bilgin (eds.), Comparative Politics, Istanbul Bilgi University Press, pp. 189-208.
- (v turečtině) Ayan Musil, P. 2015. “Nationalist Action Party: Ideology, Organization and Current Discourse” E. Bekaroglu (ed.) Parties and Campaigning during the 7-June-2015 Elections in Turkey. Istanbul: Vadi Press, pp. 159-186. This book won the prize of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in 2014.
- Pelin Ayan Musil (2021) Revisiting the Concept of Moderation in the Age of Populism: The AKP Case of Turkey, Middle East Law and Governance, forthcoming.
- Alexei Anisin and Pelin Ayan Musil (2021) Resistance and Military Defection in Turkey, Mediterranean Politics, DOI: 10.1080/13629395.2021.1904746
- Pelin Ayan Musil and Jacob Maze (2021) Pro-Rebel Party Behavior during Civil Wars: The Case of the Pro-Kurdish Parties in Turkey, Civil Wars, DOI: 10.1080/13698249.2021.1898159
- Alexei Anisin and Pelin Ayan Musil, 2021. Protester-police fraternization in the 2013 Gezi Park uprisings, Social Movement Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2021.1884976. (WoS)
- Ayan Musil, P. and Vašenda, J. 2019. “Party Regulation in Turkey: A Comparison with Modern Europe” Turkish Studies. Doi: 10.1080/14683849.2018.1564623. (WoS)
- Ayan Musil, P. and Dikici Bilgin, H. 2016. “Types of outcomes in factional rivalries: lessons from non-democratic parties in Turkey,” International Political Science Review 37(2): 166-183. (WoS)
- Ayan Musil, P. 2015. “Emergence of a dominant party system after multipartism: Theoretical implications from the case of the AKP in Turkey,” South European Society and Politics, vol. 20 (1): 71-92. (WoS)**Re-printed as a book chapter in S. Verney, A. Bosco, S. Aydın-Düzgit (eds), The AKP Since Gezi Park: Moving to Regime Change in Turkey (Routledge, 2019).
- Kennedy, N.F., Senses N., Ayan, P. 2011. “Grasping the social through movies” Teaching in Higher Education, vol. 16 (1): 1-14. (WoS)
- Ayan, P. 2010. “Authoritarian party structures in Turkey: A Comparison of the Republican People’s Party and the Justice and Development Party” Turkish Studies, vol 11 (2): 197-215 (WoS)
- Ayan Musil, P. 2015. “Czech public opinion on Turkey’s accession to the EU: An analysis through the lenses of sociological and discursive institutionalism” New Perspectives 23(1): 71-96.
- Ayan Musil, P. 2015. “Epistemological diversity in social science graduate curriculum: The experience from an American college in Czech Republic” Beytulhikme An International Journal of Philosophy, vol 5 (1): 47-57.
- Ayan Musil, P. 2014. “Does antagonism precede agonism in challenging neoliberalism: The Gezi resistance in Turkey,” Acta Politologica, vol. 6 (3): 326- 342.
- Principal Investigator, Democratic Recessions In the Post-Communist and Muslim World: An Institutional Approach, funded by the Czech Science Foundation - GAČR, 2019-2021.
- Principal Investigator, Transformation of Islamist Parties: Evidence from Turkey, funded by the Czech Science Foundation – GAČR, 2018-2019.
- Principal Investigator, Public Portrayal of Turkey in Visegrad Countries, funded by the International Visegrad Fund, 2012-2013.
- Internal Grants, provided by Anglo-American University, 2013-2014-2015.
- Theoretical implications of an emerging dominant party system in Turkey
- Comparing factional conflicts in Turkish political parties
- Party regulation in Turkey: a comparison with modern Europe
- Junior Researcher, Local Party Activists and Party Organizations in Turkey, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey – TÜBİTAK, 2006-2007.