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Ozgur Tufekci

Assoc. Professor of Int'l Relations

Biography


Ozgur Tufekci is Associate Professor of International Relations at Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey. He is also the founder and Director-General of CESRAN International, a UK-based think-tank (www.cesran.org), ranked among the world’s “Best Independent Think Tanks” and “Top Environment Policy Think Tanks”.

He holds MA on International Studies from the University of Sheffield, UK and PhD on Sociology and International Relations from Coventry University, UK. His primary research interests are [Turkish] Eurasianism, Nation-Building, Theories of Nationalism, Geopolitical Studies, Rising Powers and Regionalism. Currently, he is teaching at undergraduate, graduate and doctorate levels, focusing on methodological foundations of regionalism, rising powers and nationalism.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Rest: Journal of Politics and Development (www.therestjournal.com), tri-annual, peer-reviewed journal and he serves as a reviewer for a number of international peer-reviewed journals (recently Third World Quarterly and Insight Turkey), as well.

He received a nomination for the Education UK Alumni Awards of British Council for his entrepreneurial activities in 2016. He also received the Outstanding Researcher Award of Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey in 2018.

Some of his publications are

Books in English:

  •  2018: Politics of Conflict and Cooperation in Eurasia, Özgür Tüfekçi, Hüsrev Tabak, and Rahman Dağ (eds.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle Upon Tyne.
  • 2017: Domestic and Regional Uncertainties in the New Turkey, Özgür Tüfekçi, Hüsrev Tabak, and Alessia Chiriatti (eds.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle Upon Tyne.
  • 2017: Eurasian Politics and Society: Issues and Challenges, Özgür Tüfekçi and et. al. (ed.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle Upon Tyne.
  • 2017: The Foreign Policy of Modern Turkey: Power and the Ideology of Eurasianism, Özgür Tüfekçi, I.B. Tauris: London.

Book Chapters in English:

  •  2019: TUFEKCI, O. & HASHIRU, M. (2019), Women Empowerment through Political Participation in Rising Powers: Comparison of Turkey and Nigeria, In M. İnce Yenilmez and O. B. Çelik (Eds.), A Comparative Perspective of Women’s Economic Empowerment (pp. 219-233). London: Routledge.
  • 2018:Rising powers and the dynamics of conflict and cooperation within Eurasia” with Hülya Kınık, in Özgür Tüfekçi, Hüsrev Tabak, Rahman Dağ (eds.), Politics of Conflict and Cooperation in Eurasia, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle Upon Tyne.
  • 2017: “Turkey: A Pivotal Exemplary State” in Özgür Tüfekçi, Hüsrev Tabak, and Alessia Chiriatti (eds.), Domestic and Regional Uncertainties in the New Turkey, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle Upon Tyne.
  • 2017: “Turkish Eurasianism: Roots and Discourses”, Eurasian Politics and Society: Issues and Challenges, Özgür Tüfekçi and et. al. (ed.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Book Chapters in Spanish:

  • 2016: “La nueva Turquía ¿un Estado modelo o crucial?”, in Donelli F., Chiriatti A. and Ferez M., (Eds.), Un retrato de la Turquía contemporánea: Visión general y perspectivas, Universidad Anahuac, Greater Mexico City, pp.135-150, 2016.

Book Chapters in Turkish:

  • 2018: “Türkiye’nin Rusya ve Kafkasya Politikası 2017”,Türk Dış Politikası Yıllığı 2017, Burhanettin Duran and Kemal Inat, (eds.), Seta Yayınları: Ankara, pp. 335-354.
  • 2017: “İşbirliği ve Kriz İkileminde Türkiye-Rusya İlişkileri”, AK Parti’nin 15 Yılı: Dış Politika, Burhanettin Duran and Kemal Inat, (eds.), Seta Yayınları: Ankara, pp. 135-154.
  • 2017: “Türkiye’nin Rusya ve Kafkasya Politikası 2016”,Türk Dış Politikası Yıllığı 2016, Burhanettin Duran and Kemal Inat, (eds.), Seta Yayınları: Ankara, pp. 375-396.
  • 2016: “Türkiye’nin Rusya ve Kafkasya Politikası 2015”,Türk Dış Politikası Yıllığı 2015, Burhanettin Duran and Kemal Inat, (eds.), Seta Yayınları: Ankara, pp. 317-340.
  • 2016: “Yükselen Güçler ve Dış Politika Aracı Olarak Dış Yardımlar”, içinde Erman Akıllı (ed.), Türkiye’de ve Dünyada Dış Yardımlar, Nobel Yayınevi: Ankara, pp. 101-119.
  • 2014: “Türk Dış Politikasında Avrasyacılık Söylemi: Davutoğlu Ekolü” içinde İdris Demir (ed.), Türkiye’nin Dış Politikası: Yeni Eğilimleri, Yeni Yönelimleri, Yeni Yaklaşımları, Dora Yayıncılık: İstanbul, 2014, pp. 171-186.

Publications in Peer-reviewed Journals

  • 2018: TUFEKCI, O. (2018), ‘China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Rise of Chinese Eurasianism as a Eurasian Integration Strategy against Atlanticism?’, Caucasus International, 8(2): 33-42.
  • 2018: “Putting ‘N’ or Replacing the ‘S’ in the BRICS? Nigeria’s Rise as an Emerging Power”, Vol. 16, No.3, pp. 11-23.
  • 2018: “Can War Ever be Ethical? Perspectives on Just War Theory and the Humanitarian Intervention Concept”, Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 1217-1229.
  • 2018: “What is Distinctively New about So-Called ‘New’ Wars?”, International Journal of Economics and Administrative Studies, Vol. 11, No. 21. pp. 227-236.
  • 2018: “Liberal Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone: A Critical Exploration” with Idris Tati Bindi, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 53, Issue 8, 1158-1172, SSCI.
  • 2018: “Turkey’s Black Sea Vision and Its Dynamics”, with Duygu Cagla Bayram, Journal of The Black Sea Studies, Vol. 15, No. 57, pp. 1-16.
  • 2017: “Turkey-Azerbaijan relations after 15 July: Expectations, Solidarity and Cooperation”, Caucasus International, Vol 7, No. 2, pp. 83-96 (with Hüsrev Tabak).
  • 2016: “Bölgesel İşbirliklerinin Türk-Rus İlişkilerine Etkisi: Traceca ve Avrasya Ekonomik Birliği Örnekleri (The Impact of Regional Cooperations: TRACECA and Eurasian Economic Union Cases)”, TYB Akademi, Vol. 6 No. 17, May 2016, pp. 159-172.
  • 2014: “Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Foreign Policy Understanding: A Blend of Westernist and Multiculturalist Eurasianism”, The Arab World Geographer, Vol. 17 No. 3, pp: 275-289.
  • 2013: “Another ‘the Last Eurasianist’: Davutoğlu’s Eurasianist Rhetoric”, Caucasus International, Vol. 2 No.3, pp: 101-109.

Email: oztufekci [at] cesran.org | oz_tufekci [at] yahoo.com | ozgurtufekci [at] ktu.edu.tr

Website: www.ozgurtufekci.com