Dr. Felix Petersen
Minerva Post-Doctoral Fellow
Richard Koebner Center for German History
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Felix Petersen holds a PhD in Political Science from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, MA in Political Theory from Goethe University Frankfurt, and BA in Political Science from Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He taught at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Goethe-University Frankfurt. In 2016 and 2017, Felix was a visiting researcher at Princeton University. Before joining the Hebrew University, he worked as a researcher in the department for Comparative Politics and Political Systems of Eastern Europe at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He was researcher in the projects “The Influence of Constitutional Courts on the Process of Transformation” (BMBF) and “Research Lab: Constitutional Politics in Turkey I & II” (Mercator). His primary research and teaching areas are political theory, political history, constitutional politics, theories of democracy and autocracy, contentious politics, social constructionism, the Weimar Republic, German politics.
Petersen, F. & Z. Yanasmayan (Eds.).
The failure of popular constitution making in Turkey: regressing towards constitutional autocracy. Cambridge University Press. [Forthcoming 2019]
Petersen, F., S. von Steinsdorff, E. Göztepe & M. Abad Andrade. The Constitutional Court of Turkey: Judicial politics between authoritarianism and democracy. Nomos. [Forthcoming 2019]
Petersen, F. (2018).
Judicial review and social construction: The case of the Turkish Constitutional Court. Research and Policy on Turkey, 3(1), 18-39.
Petersen, F., & Z. Yanasmayan (2017).
The final trick? Separation of powers, checks and balances, and the recomposition of the Turkish State [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://verfassungsblog.de/the-final-trick-separation-of-powers-checks-and-balances-and-the-recomposition-of-the-turkish-state/ .
Petersen, F. & S. Stein (2015).
Protest and its suppression in the occupied Palestinian territories and in Turkey. J. of Intern. Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, 28(1), 4-12.