Prof. Dr. Necati Polat

Room No: H222

Tel No: +90 (312) 210-3087

Fax No: +90 (312) 210-7983

E-mail:  polatn{at}


B.A. Istanbul University; Ph.D. Nottingham University

Areas of Research: 

International law, IR theory, philosophy of social sciences, current social and political theory.


IR 224 Research Methods in International Relations

IR 484 Critical Theories of International Relations

IR 566 Theory and Event

IR 555 European Regime of Human Rights

GIA 107 Understanding Global Politics

GIA 302 International Law

Selected Publications:

Regime Change in Contemporary Turkey: Politics, Rights, Mimesis (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016).

"Resistance to Regime Change in the Middle East: A Liberation Theology of the Neo-Con Variety?" Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (Vol. 16, No. 5, 2014), pp. 634-54.

"Regime Change in Turkey," International Politics (Vol. 50, No. 3, 2013), pp. 435-54.

International Relations, Meaning and Mimesis (London and New York: Routledge, Interventions series, 2012)

"European Integration as Colonial Discourse," Review of International Studies (Vol. 37, No. 3, 2011), pp. 1255-1272.

"The Anti-Coup Trials in Turkey: What Exactly is Going On?" Mediterranean Politics (Vol. 16, No. 1, 2011), pp. 211-17.

"Peace as War," Alternatives: Global, Local, Political (Vol. 35, No. 4, 2010), pp. 317-45.

"Türkiye'de Baris Dusuncesi [The Idea of Peace in Turkey]," UluslararasiIliskiler (Vol. 4, No. 14, 2007), pp. 217-253.

"Identity Politics and the Domestic Context of Turkey's European Union Accession," Government and Opposition, (Vol. 41, No. 4, 2006), pp. 512-533.

"Realignment in Turkey," Internationale Politik (Vol. 5, No. 4, 2004), pp. 35-44.

Boundary Issues in Central Asia (New York: Transnational Publishers, 2002).

"Self-Determination, Violence, Modernity: The Case of the Turkish Cypriots," in Thomas Diez (ed), Modern Conflict, Postmodern Union: The EU and the Cyprus Conflict (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002), pp. 98-116.

"Three Contemporaries: The 'International,' Bentham, and de Sade," Social Text (Vol. 18, No. 4, 2000), pp. 1-23.

"International Law, the Inherent Instability of the International System, and International Violence," Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (Vol. 19, No. 1, 1999), pp.51-70.

"The Real and the Formal: Legal Realism Revisited," Social and Legal Studies (Vol. 8, No. 1, 1999), pp. 47-74.

Ahlak, Siyaset, Şiddet: Bir Kuram Olarak Uluslararası Hukuk [Ethics, Politics, Violence: International Law as a Theory] (Istanbul: Kızılelma, 1999).

"Poststructuralism, Absence, Mimesis: Making Difference, Reproducing Sovereignty," European Journal of International Relations (Vol. 4, No. 4, 1998), pp. 447-477.

"Regressive Versus Progressive Self-Determination," Peace Review (Vol. 10, No. 2, 1998), pp. 221-226.

"The Law and Its Readings: Realism, Verifiability and the Rule of Law," International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (Vol. 10, No. 30, 1997), pp. 293-316.

"The Same and the Similar: Nihilism and Mimetic Hostility," Law and Critique (Vol. 5, No. 2, 1994), pp. 219-239.

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