“Protesting during the Covid: When the abstention cost overweighs infection risk” (R&R)
“A SIR-model for misinformation-spread,” with Batuhan Tongarlak (Bogazici University) (R&R)
“Structural inequalities exacerbate infection disparities: A computational approach” with Sina Sajjadi, Mehrzad Shadmangohar, Pourya Toranj, Ulya Bayram, Mavi Peru
Refereed journal articles
”At the intersection of faith, allegiances toward the state, and economic deprivation: The Case of the Christian Democratic unions in 19th century Western Europe”, Alternatif Politika, 2022, 14 (3): 612-640 https://doi.org/10.53376/ap.2022.21.
“Tweeting through a Public Health Crisis: Communication strategy of right-wing populist leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic,” with Suzan Uskudarli & Berk Esen, Government and Opposition (2022), 1–22 doi:10.1017/gov.2022.34
“Tolerable levels of disagreement: Collective action capacity & shape of coalitions”, (2021) Social Networks. 68. 15-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2021.04.002
Braun, B., Taraktas, B., Beckage, B. and Molofsky, J. (2020) “Phase transitions and social distancing control measures for small world network epidemics with presymptomatic, asymptomatic, and symptomatic stages”, (2020), PLOS ONE 15(9): e0238412, doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0238412.
”Studying alliance formation using case studies and network analysis, (2019) ” SAGE Research Methods Cases, doi:10.4135/9781526486639.
“The Irish Bailout: When resolve breaks down,” (2012) Contemporary European Studies, 2, pp. 83-113.
“A Comparative Approach to Euroscepticism,” (2008) Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Nov., 16: 2, pp. 249-266.
”Karsilastirmali Perspektifte Osmanli Anayasal Gelismeleri”, Sabri Sayari’ya Armagan, (forth- coming in 2023).
“Incorporating computational social science in political science,” (2022) In Advances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology, ed. Enes Abanoz. IGI Global, 2344. https://services.igi- global.com/resolvedoi/resolve.aspx?doi=10.4018/978-1-7998-8553-5.ch002.
Over, Defne, and Basak Taraktas ”When Does Repression Trigger Mass Protest? The 2013 Gezi Protests,” (2016) in Julie M. Mazzei (ed.) Non-State Violent Actors and Social Movement Organizations (Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Volume 41) Emerald Publishing Limited, pp.205 – 239. (awarded Sidney Tarrow Best Article Prize).
“Checking presidential power: executive decrees and the legislative process in new democracies,” by Valeria Palanza, Democratization. Jul. 2020 DOI:10.1080/13510347.2020.1787990., https: //www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13510347.2020.1787990.
Work in progress
“Does social media activism impact media coverage of social movements? Reading Black Lives Matter in the New York Times”, with Suzan Uskudarli (Bogazici University), Ozgur Tongay (Bogazici University), Basak Bozkurt (Oxford University), Cihan Duran (Bogazici University)
“When do activists prioritize solutions over grievances? A Twitter Study of Black Lives Matter,” with Cihan Duran (Bogazici University), Rabia Kutlu (Stanford University), Suzan Uskudarli (Bogazici University)
“Challenging Black Lives Matter: Countermovements’ framing strategies,” with Cihan Duran (Bogazici University), Orkun Irsoy (Bogazici University), Suzan Uskudarli (Bogazici University)