Dr. F. Michael Wuthrich

Dr. Michael Wuthrich
  • Associate Professor
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Political Science

Contact Info

Blake 522
1541 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045


Ph.D. in Political Science, Bilkent University, 2011, Ankara, Turkey


Electoral politics, contentious politics, and public opinion in the Middle East and North Africa in general with particular expertise in Turkey; Comparative Politics, particularly political parties, party systems, voting behavior, and also the points of interaction between religion, nationalism and politics.


Teaching & Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Middle East Politics, Parties and Party Systems, Electoral Behavior, Religion and Politics, Nationalism and Politics

Selected Publications

Wuthrich, F. Michael, and Melyyn Ingleby. 2020. “Polarizing Populism versus ‘Radical Love’: Lessons from Turkey.” Journal Articles. Journal of Democracy 31 (2): 24–40.
Ciftci, Sabri, Michael Wuthrich, and Ammar Shamaileh. 2019. “Islam, Religious Identities, and Support for Democracy.” Journal Articles. Political Research Quarterly 72 (2): 435–49.
Wuthrich, F. Michael. 2018. “Changing Media, Party Campaign Strategies, and the Politics of Turkish Elections in Comparative Perspective (Chapter 3).” Book Chapters. In Party Politics in Turkey: A Comparative Perspective, edited by Sabri Sayari, Pelin Ayan Musil, and Özhan Demirkol. London: Routledge.
Wuthrich, F. Michael. 2018. “Kurdish Nationalist Organizations, Neighboring States, and "Ideological Distance”.” Book Chapters. In Comparative Kurdish Politics in the Middle East: Actors, Ideas, and Interests, edited by Emel  Elif Tugdar and Serhun Al, 85–112. Palgrave Macmillan.
Wuthrich, F. Michael. 2015. National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System. Books. Syracuse University Press.
Wuthrich, F. Michael. 2013. “An Essential Center-Periphery Electoral Cleavage and the Turkish Party System.” Journal Articles. International Journal of Middle East Studies 45 (4): 751–73. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-middle-east-studies/article/an-essential-centerperiphery-electoral-cleavage-and-the-turkish-party-system/B22DF45FCC0A64828607277165BDF078.
Wuthrich, F. Michael. 2012. “Factors Influencing Military-Media Relations in Turkey.” Journal Articles. Middle East Journal 66 (2): 253–72.
Wuthrich, F. Michael, Murat Ardağ, and Deniz Uğur. 2012. “Politics, Cultural Heterogeneity and Support for the European Union in Turkey.” Journal Articles. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 12 (1): 45–62.
Wuthrich, F. Michael. 2010. “Commercial Media, the Military, and Society in Turkey during Failed and Successful Interventions.” Journal Articles. Turkish Studies 11 (2): 217–34.