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    • Why do political parties split? : understanding part splits and formation of splinter parties in Turkey 

      Demirkol, Özhan (Bilkent University, 2014)
      The process of splinter party formation has been understudied. This is related with the difficulties in studying the intraparty realm of politics and the inability of the splinter parties to turn into successful competitors. ...
    • Why does Turkey join or avoid joining U.S.-led military coalitions? 

      Yegin, Mehmet (Bilkent University, 2016-09)
      The US frequently forms coalitions to go to war with other countries and Turkey is one of its many allies asked to contribute to these military coalitions. This thesis aims to reveal why Turkey joins some US-led military ...
    • Wide-band maximum likelihood direction finding by using the tree-structured EM algorithm 

      Çadallı, Nail (Bilkent University, 1996)
      A thorough derivation of the Expectation Maximization (EM) algorithm, which is an iterative numerical method of Maximum Likelihood (ML) estimation, is presented for the case of estimating direction of arrivals of unknown ...
    • Widom Factors 

      Hatinoğlu, Burak (Bilkent University, 2014)
      In this thesis we recall classical results on Chebyshev polynomials and logarithmic capacity. Given a non-polar compact set K, we define the n-th Widom factor Wn(K) as the ratio of the sup-norm of the n-th Chebyshev ...
    • Wiener disorder problem with observation control 

      Altınok, Duygu (Bilkent University, 2012)
      Suppose that a Wiener process gains a known drift rate at some unobservable disorder time with some zero-modified exponential distribution. The process is observed only at some intervals that we control. Beginning and ...
    • Wilingness to intervene : a study on drones public opinion and the use of lethal action 

      Washburne, Samuel B. (Bilkent University, 2015)
      The U.S. military and the CIA have been using unmanned drone aircraft, in various ways, for the past two decades. The CIA began using armed drones in 2002 to wreak havoc on Al-Qaeda and its operatives, primarily in ...
    • "Wilson VS. Lenin" revisited: The contending ideas of a new world order 

      Deniz, Mert (Bilkent University, 2018-07)
      The Great War brought destruction and death when it got unleashed with the bullet of an assassin in 1914. Yet, this was also the beginning of a New Order as much as being the end of the Old Order. The forerunners of this ...
    • Wine production in classical Asia Minor 

      Garrett, Spencer Hoyt (Bilkent University, 2001)
    • The wine trade, piracy and maritime contract law in late medieval Southampton 

      Pamuk, Fatih (Bilkent University, 2014)
      In late medieval Southampton, wine was a commodity, which was extensively traded, and quite precious to the pirates of the English Channel because it was easy to sell and the vessels loaded with wine had less protection ...
    • Winning hearts and minds : a historical perspective and operationalization of the concept 

      Ünal, Beyza (Bilkent University, 2010)
      This thesis examines the concept of winning hearts and minds from a historical analysis to a contemporary framework. The literature on the concept fell short of success to implement the practice of winning hearts and ...
    • Winter in the land of Rum : Komnenian defenses against the Turks in Western Anatolia 

      Deluigi, Humberto Cesar Hugo (Bilkent University, 2015)
      Castles constitute the most abundant group of Byzantine remains in Anatolia, and offer historians and archaeologists the opportunity to more fully understand both Byzantine settlement patterns and defensive systems through ...
    • Wireless metamaterial-inspired rotation sensors 

      Gargari, Ali Maleki (Bilkent University, 2017-07)
      Recently steel construction structures have been attracting increasingly more attention due to the speed and ease of their construction. However, to detect potential damages in these structures, long-term and cost-effective ...
    • Wireless radio frequency sensors for structural health monitoring 

      Ertuğrul, Hatice (Bilkent University, 2011)
      Structural health monitoring (SHM) is fundamentally important in civil engineering. Sensing transient changes in strain build-up of a construction is essential for determining and assessing mechanical health of its ...
    • Wireless thin-film microwave resonators for sensing and marking 

      Alipour, Akbar (Bilkent University, 2017-06)
      Rapid progress in wireless microwave technology has attracted increasing interest for high-performance wireless devices. The thin- lm microwave technology is now evolving into the mainstream of applications but signi ...
    • WIZ-dynamic web-based course presentation system 

      Özhan, Ozan (Bilkent University, 1997)
      The educational potential of the World-Wide-Web is clear. It provides not only a means of communication, but, just as importantly, a means for storing and conveniently accessing a massive amount of information. Such ...
    • WNT/(formula)-Catenin signaling pathway activation in epithelial cancers 

      Benhaj, Khemais (Bilkent University, 2006)
      Wnt signaling is involved in a large set of cellular and developmental processes, and when mis-regulated can lead to both degenerative diseases and many types of cancer. The involvement of Wnt signaling was already well ...
    • Women and peace: from the perspective of Palestinian women 

      El-Atrash, Hala A. (Bilkent University, 1995)
      This research is an introductory study on the topic Women and Peace from the viewpoint of Palestinian women. Its main argument is that social factors offer the best explanation for relevant relationships that have been ...
    • Women and precarity in contemporary cinema 

      Akın, Kaan (Bilkent University, 2017-09)
      This thesis mainly focuses on precarity and the terms related with it such as precariat (as a social class), precariousness, and precarization. Within this sociological framework, six films from national cinema of Turkey ...
    • Women in Love as a polyphonic novel 

      Uzundemir, Özlem (Bilkent University, 1991)
      Lawrence’s critics have tended to analyse his novel Women in Love by explaining what the novel "means", and treating the author as an omniscient presence, who organises the plot and the characterisation. This type of ...
    • Women's employment in Southern Europe: the impact of the European Union on women's advancement in the labor market 

      Yüksel, Ayşin Linda (Bilkent University, 1999)
      The main purpose of this study is to demonstrate the impact o f the European Union on women’s labor market advancement in Southern Europe. This study rvill focus on the changes (if any) that Southern European women have ...