Emin Fuat Keyman

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Emin Fuat Keyman
Born 1958
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Political scientist

Emin Fuat Keyman (born 1958) is a Turkish political scientist.

Fuat Keyman is Director of Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations at Sabancı University. Keyman is a leading Turkish political scientist and an expert on civil society development, democratization, globalization, international relations, and Turkey – EU relations. He is member of “Think Tank 20″ and the author of four short articles submitted as a part of the project.

Prior to joining Sabancı University, Keyman taught at the Department of International Relations of Koç University from 2002 to 2010 and at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University between 1994 and 2002. He was also Visiting Professor at Carleton University in the summer of 1997. He has received numerous prestigious grants from the EU Framework Programme and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. He has been the research director of various projects, such as Peter Berger and Samuel Huntington’s Many Civilizations, CIVICUS, and Mapping Civil Society in Turkey. He holds several post-doctoral Fellowships from Wellesley College and Harvard University. Keyman has conducted extensive research and written copiously on the political and social trends in Turkey, urban transformation in Anatolian cities, the symbiotic relationship between globalization and local development, the impact of this relation on Turkey’s bid for joining the European Union as well as the culture of living together in Turkey.

He is the author and editor of twenty books, including Hegemony through Transformation; Modernity, Democracy and Foreign Policy in Turkey (2013), Türkiye’nin Yeniden İnşası (Remaking Turkey, 2013), Symbiotic Antagonisms: Competing Nationalisms in Turkey (with Ayşe Kadıoğlu, 2011), Cities: The Transformation of Anatolia, the Future of Turkey (2010), Competing Nationalism in Turkey (2010), Turkey in a Globalizing World (2010), Remaking Turkey, Globalization, Alternative Modernities and Democracy (2008), Turkish Politics in a Changing World (with Ziya Öniş, 2007), Citizenship in a Global World: European Questions and Turkish Experiences (2005), Changing World, Transforming Turkey (2005).

Keyman has also authored numerous articles published in prestigious, peer-reviewed international journals such as, Journal of Democracy, European Journal of Social Theory, Theory Culture & Society, and Review of International Political Economy. His recent working papers and policy briefs were published in the “Global Turkey in Europe” series. He has been a member of respected international academic boards, such as the International Studies Association and has served on the editorial boards of the journals published by these organizations.

He received his PhD in Political Science, with a concentration in International Relations and Comparative Politics from Carleton University. He completed his Bachelor’s and master's degrees at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.

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