Dr Marc Herzog is Assistant Director of the British Institute at Ankara. He finished his PhD at the University of Exeter in 2011. His doctoral thesis focused on the emergence of Muslim Democrat politics and parties in the past two decades and its effects on processes of party system stabilization and institutionalization in Turkey but within a comparative frame.
He is co-editor of the forthcoming Turkey and the Politics of National Identity (IB Tauris, 2013). He is also working on another edited volume at the moment focusing on international relations that will be published in 2013/2014. His research interests are in the fields of Turkish party politics, political Islam and the dynamics of moderation, democratization, party system institutionalization, Turkish foreign policy as well as the politics of identity in the Turkish context.