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Dr. Beken Saatcioglu
Istanbul Kemerburgaz University
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Beken Saatcioglu from 2009 - 2010 was a post-doctoral fellow at the KFG Research College “The Transformative Power of Europe”, Freie Universität Berlin.
Main Fields of Interest
- EU political conditionality and enlargement
- Democratization via the EU
- International organizations
- Turkish politics
- European Integration
Refereed Articles and Book Chapters
with Arolda Elbasani (forthcoming), “Muslims’ Support for European Integration: The Role of Organizational Capacities”, Democratization.
(2012). “The EU’s ‘Rhetorical Entrapment’ in Enlargement Reconsidered: Why Hasn’t It Worked for Turkey?”, Insight Turkey 14(3): 159-176.
(2012) “Turkey-EU Relations from the 1960s to 2012: A Critical Overview”, In Belgin Akçay and Bahri Yılmaz (editors), Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: Political and Economic Challenges, USA: Lexington Books.
(2012). “Avrupa Birliği ve Demokratikleşme” [The EU and Democratization], In Belgin Akçay ve İlke Göçmen (editors), Avrupa Birliği: Tarihçe, Teoriler, Kurumlar ve Politikalar [European Union: History, Theories, Institutions and Policies], Istanbul: Seçkin Yayıncılık.
(2011). “Revisiting the Role of Credible EU Membership Conditionality for EU Compliance: The Turkish Case.” Uluslararası Ilişkiler 8(31): 23-44.
(2009). “How Closely Does the European Union's Membership Conditionality Reflect the Copenhagen Criteria? Insights from Turkey.” Turkish Studies 10(4): 559-576.
Other Articles, Book Chapters and Working Papers
with Arolda Elbasani (2012), “Muslims’ Support for European Integration: Turkey and Albania Compared”, CITSEE (Citizenship in Southeast Europe) Webmagazine, University of Edinburgh, July 2, 2012.
with Arolda Elbasani (2011). Islamic Actors' Support for Democracy and European Integration: A Case for Power-Seeking? In: WZB Rule of Law Center Paper Series (SP IV 2011-801), December 2011, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
(2010). Unpacking the Compliance Puzzle: The Case of Turkey's AKP under EU Conditionality. In: KFG Working Paper Series (14),June 2010, Kolleg-Forschergruppe “The Transformative Power of Europe”, Freie Universität Berlin.
(2007). "Review of 'Constructing the Path to Eastern Enlargement:The Uneven Policy Impact of EU Identity.' U. Sedelmeier.' Millennium: Journal of International Studies.
(2011). “Making Sense of EU Compliance in Turkey and Romania: How Important is Credible Membership Conditionality?”, paper presented at the Council for European Studies’ Eighteenth International Conference of Europeanists, 20-22 June 2011, Barcelona.
(2011). The EU’s Rhetorical Entrapment in Enlargement Reconsidered: Why Hasn’t It Worked in the Turkish Case. Paper presented at the conference Far Away, So Close? Reaching Beyond the Pro/Contra Controversy on Turkey’s EU Accession”, Freie Universität Berlin, 4-5 February, Berlin, Germany.
with A. Elbasani (2011). Identity and Compliance: How and When Do Islamic Actors Comply with EU Democratic Criteria?" Paper presented at the European Union Studies Association’s Biennial Conference, 3-5 March, Boston, USA.
(2010). Assessing the Interplay between ‘Normative Misfit’ and the Europeanization of EU Candidates: The Turkish Case. Paper presented at the International Studies Association’s 2010 Meeting, 17-20 February, New Orleans, USA.
(2010). Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) on the Road to ‘Europeanization'. Paper presented at the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), 19-24 July, Barcelona, Spain.
(2010). AKP’s Relations with Civil Society in EU Accession Process: What Lies Beneath? Paper presented at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA)’s 2010 Meeting, 18-21 November, San Diego, USA.
(2009). Understanding Moderate Political Islam: What Can the Case of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) Tell Us? Paper presented at the 2009 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 2-5 April, Chicago, USA.
(2008). Is Politics What’s Behind European Union Membership Conditionality? Insights from Turkey and Romania. Paper presented at the 2008 meeting of the International Studies Association, 26-29 March, San Francisco, USA.
(2007). Impacts of the EU’s Political Conditionality in Poland, Romania and Turkey. Paper presented at the 2007 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 12-15 April, Chicago, USA.
(2007). Understanding IOs’ Political Membership Conditionality: The Case of the EU. Paper presented at the 2007 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association,12-15 April, Chicago, USA.
(2005). EU-Induced Democratization? The Case of Turkey on the Road to Membership. Paper presented at the 2005 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 7-10 April, Chicago, USA.