Ebru Canan- Sokullu

Ebru Canan- Sokullu
Address: Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Dept. of Political Science & International Relations
Bahcesehir University
34100 Besiktas - Istanbul / Turkey

E-Mail: ebru.canan@bahcesehir.edu.tr
Telephone: E.Canan

Project

LONG-TERM ANALYSIS OF EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PUBLIC OPINION ON THE TRANSATLANTIC FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICIES

European and American public opinions have revealed differences on military decisions and the transatlantic partnership. New military actions have exacerbated the divide and widened this gap in the post-Cold War era. The research agenda that has originated from this gap has grown out of the assumption that the attitudes of European and American publics toward the use of force will play a critical role in the future of the European Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and its Transatlantic dimension. An important part of this research and the focus of this project is to examine whether and how both European publics themselves and in comparison with the Americans are willing to share military and security resources to produce joint foreign and security institutions and policies, and to examine how Euro-American publics engineer their system of beliefs about foreign and security policies. Analysing the aggregate public opinion survey data, this project intends to locate the determinants and the long-term evolution of public opinion on CFSP in the transatlantic context with specific regard to use of military force in the CFSP framework. The research will position the discussion of CFSP in the mass public opinion perspective and allow us to assess to what extent public opinion is ready to support alternative solutions to the use of military force implemented within the CFSP to the US-led use of force.

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CV

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PUBLICATIONS

Alessandri, E. and E. Canan "Public and Elite Opinion on the Question of Turkey in the EU: A View from Italy" in Tocci, N. (ed.) Project: Talking Turkey II, Quaderno IAI – Istituto Affari Internazionali (forthcoming Autumn 2008)

Canan, E. "İtalyan Siyasal Eliti ve Kamuoyunun Türkiye-AB İlişkileri\'ne Bakışaçısı İslamofobi ve Mamma Li Turchi?\" in Baskan, F (ed) Kuresellesme, AB ve Turkiye (forthcoming Winter 2008)

Canan, E. S (2008) \"Islamofobia and Mamma gli Turchi! An Analysis of Italian Public and Elite Opinion on Turkey\" Working Papers, No: 1/2008 BETAM – Bahcesehir University

Canan, E. S. (2006) \"Il Sostegno Pubblico Americano e Europeo per le guerre: Principali Obiettivi Politici contro Fini e Mezzi\" trans. \"American and European public opinion on wars: Principal Policy Objectives versus Costs and Benefits Calculus\" in di Sarcina, F. et al (eds) Europa in progress. Idee, istituzioni e politiche nel processo di integrazione europea, Milano: FrancoAngeli, pp: 222-231.

Canan, E. S. e D. Latini (2006) \"L’opinione pubblica\" trans. \"Public Opinion\" Aspenia No. 34, Istituto Aspen, Roma pp: 154-164.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

\"Perceptions of Islam in Europe: Four Nation Study\" Paper presented at the International Conference “Representing Islam: Comparative Perspectives”, University of Manchester, 5-6 September 2008

\"Islamofobia and Mamma gli Turchi! An Analysis of Italian Public and Elite Opinion on Turkey\" Paper presented at the First International Strategy and Security Studies Symposium, Beykent University, Istanbul / Turkey, 17-18 April 2008

\"Transatlantic interdependence and American public opinion on perceptual changes of security \'threat\' in the New World Order\" Paper presented at the \'US Foreign Policy\' section of the 4th ECPR General Conference, Pisa / Italy, 6-8 September 2007.

\"Public opinion on military intervention: The European synchronicity of Cold War realist thinking with post-Cold War principle of legitimacy vs. the American cost-benefit calculus\" Paper to be presented at the \'Public Opinion and Political Participation’ section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) 2007 Annual Meeting \"Political Science and Beyond\", Chicago, Illinois / USA, 30 August-2 September 2007.

\"Unravelling the nexus between \'leadership effect\' and post-Cold War public opinion through the lenses of \'interrelationship\' framework\" Paper presented at the \'Political Leadership: A Missing Element in Democratic Theory\' Workshop of the ECPR Helsinki Joint Sessions, Helsinki / Finland, 7-12 May 2007.

\"Euroscepticism and Turkish public opinion\" (co-authored with Çiğdem Kentmen, University of Missouri) Paper presented at the \'Comparative Perspectives on Public Opinion and Political Participation\' panel of the Southwestern Political Science Association 2007 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico / USA, 14-17 March 2007.

\"Turkish Public Opinion on European Integration: A neo-scepticism in crescendo?\" (Co-authored with Çiğdem Kentmen, University of Missouri) Paper presented at the 2007 Southern Political Science Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana / USA, 4-7 January 2007.

\"European Public Opinion and the Question of \'Use of Force\' in the Post-Cold War Era\" SPS Speaker Series, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul / Turkey, 29 November 2006 (Unpublished paper).

\"Euro-scepticism in Contemporary Turkey: The Question of \'Economic Well-being\' and \'Identity\':\" (Co-authored with Çiğdem Kentmen, University of Missouri) Paper presented at the ISA Midwest Conference, St. Louis, Missouri / USA, 3-5 November 2006.

\"An Analysis of Public Opinion in Four European Countries on Three Cases of Use of Military Force in the Post-Cold War Era\" Paper presented at the ECPR 3rd Pan-European Conference on EU Politics, Bilgi University, Istanbul / Turkey, 21-23 September 2006.

\"American and European Public Opinion on Use of Force in the Post-Cold War Era: Hawks vs. Doves?\" Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge / UK, 9 March 2006 (Unpublished paper)

\"Risk-Avoidant Americans: Analysis of Public Support for the Use of Force\" Paper presented at the Italian Political Science Association (SISP) Conference, University of Cagliari, Cagliari / Italy, 21-23 September 2005.

\"Public Opinion on the Use of Military Force: A Transatlantic Drift?\" Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Seminar, \'Dialogo sull’Europa\', Centro di Ricerca sull’Integrazione Europea (CRIE), University of Siena / Italy, 20 May 2005.

\"A Comparative Analysis of American and European Public Opinion on the Post-Cold War Use of Military Force: Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq\" Paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) 46th Annual Convention Honolulu, Hawaii / USA, 1-5 March 2005. (Received \"Alexander George Graduate Paper Award 2005\" of International Studies Association.)

\"Re-evaluating Principal Policy Objective Theory: American and British Public Opinion on the Use of Force\" Poster presented at Italian Political Science Association (SISP) Congresso, University of Padova, Padova / Italy, 16-17 September 2004.

\"Europeanisation of the Turkish National Security Identity and the Case of (De-) Securitisation of \'Cyprus Issue\'\" Paper presented at Jean Monnet Workshop on Europeanisation, Marmara University, European Community Institute, Istanbul / Turkey, 20-21 May 2004.

GUEST LECTURER POSITIONS

12 Feb 2007 College of Administrative Sciences and Economics - Koc University - Istanbul Gave a seminar on \"The Post-Cold War Patterns of American and European Public Opinion on Use of Force: Not just Doves and Hawks but also Cuckoo Birds and Ostriches\"

29 Nov 2006 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Sabanci University / Istanbul Gave a seminar on \"European Public Opinion and the Question of \'Use of Force\' in the Post-Cold War Era\"

28 Nov 2006 Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences - Bilgi University / Istanbul Gave a seminar on \"A Comparative Analysis of European Elite and Mass Opinion and Foreign Policy: The Case of Turkish Membership\"

9 Mar 2006 Centre of International Studies - University of Cambridge / UK Delivered a lecture on \"American and European Public Opinion on Use of Force in the Post-Cold War Era: Hawks vs. Doves?\"

AWARDS AND GRANTS

\"European Foreign and Security Studies Programme\" fellowship (2005-2007) for the completion of PhD and Post Doctoral Research Fellowship granted by VolkswagenStiftung, Compagnia di San Paolo di Torino and Swedish Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (36.000 Euro).

\"Alexander George Graduate Paper Award 2005\" from the International Studies Association for the paper presented at the 46th ISA Annual Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 1-5 March 2005 (250 USD)

\"Visiting Scholarship\" at Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, USA, granted by Mershon Center for International Security Studies (3000 USD)

\"Marie Curie Fellowship (2003-2004)\" for research at European Research Institute, University of Birmingham, UK, by European Commission within the 5th Framework (not able to accept).

PhD and Research scholarship \"Borsa di Studio per i Dottorandi di Ricerca\" (2003-2006) granted by DSU \'Diritto allo Studio Universitario\' di University of Siena (12.000 Euro).

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