Draft:M. Hakan Yavuz

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  • Symbol opinion vote.svg Comment: Yavuz is notable; he has a very impressive record of publication and meets the criterion WP:PROF. The problem here is promotionalism of his views: they can be described in a few sentences, but longer explanations belong ion his website and in his books.

References are also needed. An official CV will do for the facts of his education and appointments, a references to Worldcat for his books. Reviews should also be cited to provide third party sources. DGG ( talk ) 09:35, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

M. Hakan Yavuz (born 24 April 1964) is a Turkish political scientist and historian, one of the leading scholars of contemporary Islamic and Turkish studies.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Yavuz was born in Bayburt, Turkey in 1964. Kazım Yavuz, his father, was a political activist and teacher who was graduated from the Ernis (Van) Village Institutes and led numerous cooperative projects to develop rural area economy and infrastructure. Yavuz obtained his Bachelor of Arts in political science at Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University (Mektep-i Mülkiye) in 1987. He received his master's from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He spent one semester in 1989 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to complete his master thesis that compared the works of Michael Oakeshott and Michael Walzer. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998. He received a two-year MacArthur Foundation scholarship to carry out research on the localization of Islam in the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan as well as in eastern Turkey. His dissertation titled Islamic Political Identity[2] in Turkey was published by the Oxford University Press in 2003.

Academic career[edit]

Yavuz began his academic career at Bilkent University in 1996 while he was completing his dissertation. After spending one year there, he joined the University of Utah as an assistant professor in 1998. He held a joint appointment in the university's Department of Political Science and the Middle East Center. Yavuz was a Kroc Institute For International Peace Study Fellow at the University of Notre Dame in 2001 followed by his one-year fellowship at the University of California-Irvine in 2000. He taught as a visiting professor at Sarajevo University in Bosnia, Waseda University in Tokyo, Manas University in Biskek, and the Central European University in Budapest.


Yavuz has published a three-volume edition on the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire[3] he is an author of more than 60 articles on Islam, nationalism, Kurdish question, and modern Turkish politics, as well as, on Gülen Movement and the National Outlook Movement of Necmettin Erbakan, and Justice and Development Party. He is an author of more than 60 articles on Islam, nationalism, Kurdish question, and modern Turkish politics.  He published in various prestigious academic peer-reviewed journals, such as Comparative Politics[4], Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies[5], and Politics, Religion and Ideology[6]. Some of his articles are translated into Arabic and Bosnian from English.

  • Islamic Political Identity in Turkey (Oxford University Press, 2003; 2005). (3rd printing).
  • Secularism and Muslim Democracy in Turkey (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).[7]
  • Toward and Islamic Enlightenment: The Gülen Movement (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).[8] 

Edited books[edit]

  • with and Bayram Balci, eds. Turkey’s July 15th Coup: What Happened and Why? (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017).[9]
  • with Feroz Ahmad, eds, War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2015).[10] 
  • with Isa Blumi, eds., War and Diplomacy: The Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and the Treaty of Berlin (Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 2013).
  • with Peter Sluglett, eds., War and Diplomacy: The Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and the Treaty of Berlin (Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 2011). 
  • The Emergence of a New Turkey: Democracy and AK Parti (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2006).[11]
  • with John Esposito eds., Turkish Islam and the Secular State: The Gülen Movement (Syracuse University Press, 2003).


  1. ^ "M HAKAN YAVUZ - Home - Faculty Profile - The University of Utah". faculty.utah.edu. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  2. ^ Islamic Political Identity in Turkey. Religion and Global Politics. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press. 2003-08-28. ISBN 9780195160857.
  3. ^ Ahmad, Feroz; Yavuz, M. Hakan (2016). War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State. University of Utah Press. ISBN 9781607814627.
  4. ^ M. Hakan Yavuz (1997). "Political Islam and the Welfare (Refah) Party in Turkey". Comparative Politics. 30 (1): 63–82. doi:10.2307/422193. JSTOR 422193.
  5. ^ M. Hakan Yavuz (1998). "Turkish identity and foreign policy in flux: The rise of Neo‐Ottomanism". Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies. 7 (12): 19–41. doi:10.1080/10669929808720119.
  6. ^ Yavuz, M. Hakan (2018). "A Framework for Understanding the Intra-Islamist Conflict Between the AK Party and the Gülen Movement". Politics, Religion & Ideology. 19: 11–32. doi:10.1080/21567689.2018.1453247.
  7. ^ "Secularism and Muslim Democracy in Turkey".
  8. ^ "Toward an Islamic Enlightenment".
  9. ^ "Turkey's July 15th Coup; What Happened and Why".
  10. ^ "War and Collapse, World War I and the Ottoman State".
  11. ^ "The Emergence of a New Turkey: Democracy and the AK Parti".