Ilker Gokhan Sen

Visiting Researcher

PhD in law, University of Zurich, Switzerland

ilkergokhan.sen@cmi.no

Ilker Gokhan Sen holds a PhD in law from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He taught constitutional law for several years in Turkey and then worked as a freelance legal/academic advisor and translator. He also spent one year at University of Geneva, Switzerland as a guest researcher and took part as a Research fellow in “Research Lab: Constitutional Politics in Turkey” funded by University of Humboldt Berlin-Germany.

Gokhan has a continuing interest in Direct Democracy, Comparative Constitutional Law, Electoral Integrity, Theories of Constitution-Making, Turkish Constitutional Politics and Law, Human Rights and Democracy Education. He is the author of several books and articles in English and Turkish on these subjects. Interdisciplinary approach is the key to his research method. Currently he coordinates an online course collaborating with the off-university. He is also working on an article project on the legal and constitutional aspects of the use of referendums in authoritarian regimes with a particular focus on Turkey.