Staff Catalogue


Department of Social and Political Sciences
FEB 01 - Faculty of Economics and Management, B106
University Campus
I am assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Cyprus. I previously taught at the University of Leiden and the University of Nottingham (China Campus). I hold a PhD in Political Science from York University in Canada, a masters degree in International Relations from the University of Nottingham, UK, and a bachelors degree in International Relations from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara.   

My research interests lie at the intersection of historical sociology, political economy and International Relations (IR). More specifically, I engage with Historical Sociology and Political Economy to address three particular and interrelated questions in International Relations. The first is the question of the origins and development of the modern international order, with a particular focus on the Ottoman Empire, Turkey and the wider Middle Eastern region. The second is the question of how to theorize and historicize ‘late modernization’ and ‘late industrialization’ in global political economy. The third relates to the problem of ‘Eurocentrism’, i.e. the question of how to conceptualize the constitutive impact of non-Western peoples on the origins and development of the modern international order.
International Relations Theory, Historical Sociology, Political Economy

Publications - Books

Duzgun, Eren, Capitalism, Jacobinism and International Relations: Revisiting Turkish Modernity, 2022, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (The LSE International Studies book series).

Publications - Journal Articles

Duzgun, Eren, 'Le Mort Saisit Le Vif: Jacobinism and Capitalism in World Historical Perspective', Critical Sociology, 2024, forthcoming.

Duzgun, Eren, 'Karl Polanyi Against Postcolonial Theory: Beyond Eurocentric Anti-Eurocentrism', Dialectical Anthropology, 2024, forthcoming. 

Duzgun, Eren, ‘Radicalizing Global IR: Modernity, Capitalism, and the question of Eurocentrism’, The Chinese Journal of International Politics, 2022, Vol. 15, No: 3, pp. 313-333.

Duzgun, Eren, ‘Debating “Uneven and Combined Development”: Beyond Ottoman Patrimonialism’, Journal of International Relations and Development, Vol. 25, No: 2, 2022, pp. 297-323.

Duzgun, Eren, ‘Against Eurocentric Anti-Eurocentrism: International Relations, Historical Sociology and Political Marxism’, Journal of International Relations and Development, Vol. 23, No: 2, 2020, pp. 285-307.

Duzgun, Eren, ‘Capitalism, Jacobinism and International Relations: Re-interpreting the Ottoman Path to Modernity’, Review of International Studies, Vol. 44, No: 2, 2018, pp. 252-278.

Duzgun, Eren, ’The International Relations of “Bourgeois Revolutions”: Disputing the Turkish Revolution’, European Journal of International Relations, vol. 24, No: 2, 2018, pp. 414-439.

Duzgun, Eren, ‘Property, Geopolitics and Eurocentrism: The “Great Divergence” and the Ottoman Empire’, Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 50, No: 1, 2018, pp. 24-43.

Duzgun, Eren, ‘Beyond the Turkish Sonderweg: Agrarian Change, Industrialization and Geopolitics’, European Journal of Sociology, Vol: 58, No: 3, 2017, pp. 405-439.

Duzgun, Eren, 'Capitalist Modernity a la Turca: Turkey’s “Great Transformation" Reconsidered’, Critical Sociology, Vol.39, No: 6, 2013, pp. 889-910

Duzgun, Eren, ‘Class, State and Property: Modernity and Capitalism in Turkey’, European Journal of Sociology, Vol.53, No: 2, 2012, pp.119-148.

Publications - Scholarly Book Chapters

Duzgun, Eren, ‘IPS and Historical Sociology: Modernity, Capitalism and Eurocentrism, in George Lawson, Stacie Goddard and Ole Jacob Sending (eds). Oxford Handbook of International Political Sociology. (Oxford: Oxford University Press), forthcoming.

Duzgun, Eren, 'Class, State and Geopolitics: Explaining Erdogan's Turkey' (co-authored with Can Cemgil), in Greg Albo (ed). Socialist Register 2024. (New York: Monthly Review Press), 2024, chp. 11.   

Duzgun, Eren, 'Antimonies of the "Double Movement": From Polanyi to the Polanyi Debate', in M.Cangiani and C. Thomasberger (eds). Routledge Handbook on Karl Polanyi. (London: Routledge), 2024, pp. 73-85.   

Duzgun, Eren, ‘Ecology, Democracy and Covid-19: Rereading and Radicalizing Karl Polanyi’, in J. Michael Ryan (ed). COVID-19: Global pandemic, societal responses, ideological solutions. (New York: Routledge), 2021, pp. 85-97.

Duzgun, Eren, ‘The Political Economy of the Transition to Capitalism in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey’, in Charles Post and Xavier Lafrance (eds). Case Studies in the Origins of Capitalism. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), 2019, pp. 265-291.

Duzgun, Eren, ‘Poverty of “Peripheralization”’ in Andrea Fischer-Tahir and Matthias Naumann (eds). Peripheralization: The Making of Spatial Dependencies and Social Injustice. (Berlin: Springer), 2013, pp. 29-54.