Meltem Müftüler Baç

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Faculty Member
Ph.D in International Relations, Temple University 1992

M.A in International Relations, Temple University 1989

B.A. in Political Science and International relations, Boğaziçi University 1988.
Areas of Interest
International Relations Theory, Politics of European integration, Turkey's relations with the EU.

International Studies Association

American Political Science Association

British International Studies Association

European Union Studies Association

  • Article
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2018) "Remolding the Turkey-EU relationship", Turkish Policy Quarterly, Vol.17, No.1, 119-128 (ESCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2018) "Turkey, the European Union and alternative futures after Brexit", Discover Society
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2017) "Turkey's future with the European Union: an alternative model of differentiated integration", Turkish Studies, Vol.18, No.3, 416-438 (SSCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Çiçek, Aylin Ece (2017) "A comparison of the European Union's accession negotiations with Bulgaria and Turkey: the role of bilateral issues", Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Vol.25, No.2, 180-196 (ESCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2017) "Assessing Turkey's foreign policy choices towards the European Union", Insight Turkey, Vol.19, No.1, 117-134
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2016) "Turkey's ambivalent relationship with the European Union: to accede or not to accede", Uluslararasi İlişkiler Dergisi, Vol.13, No.52, 89-103 (SSCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2016) "The Pandora's box: democratization and rule of law in Turkey", Asia Europe Journal, Vol.14, No.1, 61-77 (SSCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Suleymanoglu Kurum, Rahime (2015) "Deliberations in the Turkish Parliament: the external perceptions of European foreign policy", Journal of Language and Politics, Vol.14, No.2, 258-284 (SSCI)
    Hatipoğlu, Emre and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Murphy, Teri Lynne (2014) "Simulation games in teaching international relations: insights from a multi-day, multi-stage, multi-issue simulation on Cyprus", International Studies Perspectives, Vol.15, No.4, 394-406 (SSCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2014) "Changing Turkish foreign policy towards Iraq: new tools of engagement", Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol.27, No.3, 538-552 (SSCI)
    Tağma, Halit Mustafa Emin and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Uzun, Ezgi (2013) "The path to an entrenching alliance: utilitarianism and historical institutionalism in committing to NATO's missile defense system", Uluslararasi İlişkiler Dergisi, Vol.9, No.36, 75-100 (SSCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Keyman, Fuat (2012) "The era of dominant-party politics", Journal of Democracy, Vol.23, No.1, 85-99 (SSCI)
    Kıbrıs, Arzu and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2011) "The accession games: a comparison of three limited-information negotiation designs", International Studies Perspectives, Vol.12, No.4, 399-427 (SSCI)
    Onar, Nora Fisher and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2011) "The adultery and the headscarf debates in Turkey: fusing "EU-niversal" and "alternative" modernities?", Women's Studies International Forum, Vol.34, No.5, 378-389 (SSCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Başkan, Deniz (2011) "The future of energy security for Europe: Turkey's role as an energy corridor", Middle Eastern Studies, Vol.47, No.2, 361-378 (SSCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2011) "Turkish foreign policy, its domestic determinants and the role of the European Union", South European Society and Politics (Sp. Iss. SI), Vol.16, No.2, 279-291 (SSCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Gürsoy, Yaprak (2010) "Is there a Europeanization of Turkish foreign policy?: an addendum to the literature on EU candidates", Turkish Studies, Vol.11, No.3, 405-427 (SSCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2008) "Turkey’s accession to the European Union: The impact of the EU’s internal dynamics", International Studies Perspectives, Vol.9, No.2, 201-219 (SSCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2008) "The European Union's Accession Negotiations with Turkey from a foreign policy perspective", Journal of European Integration, Vol.30, No.1, 63-78
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2008) "Turkey and the European Union’s political conditionality", EUSA Review, Vol.21, No.1, 6-7
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Taşkın, Evrim (2007) "The European Union's enlargement: does culture and identity play a role?", Ankara Review for European Studies, Vol.6, No.2, 31-50
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2007) "Information societies, new terrorism: its impact on international politics", Review of international law and politics, Vol.3, No.9, 130-138
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2006) "Turkey and the USA at cross roads: the impact of the war in Iraq", International Journal, Vol.61, No.1, 61-82 (SSCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2005) "Turkey's political reforms: the impact of the European Union", Southeast European Politics and Societies, Vol.10, No.1, 16-30
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Güney, Aylin (2005) "The European Union and the Cyprus problem 1961-2003", Middle Eastern studies, Vol.41, No.2, 281-293 (SSCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2004) "Turkey's accession to the European Union: institutional and security challenges", Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs, Vol.9, No.Autumn, 29-44
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2004) "The new face of Turkey: the domestic and foreign policy implications of November 2002 elections", East European Quarterly, Vol.37, No.4, 421-438 (SSCI)
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2003) "Turkish political science and European integration", Journal of European public policy, Vol.10, No.4, 655-663 (SSCI)
    McLaren, Lauren M. and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2003) "Turkish Parliamentarians' Perspectives on Turkey's Relations with the European Union", Turkish Studies, Vol.4, No.1, 195-218
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and McLaren, Lauren M. (2003) "Enlargement preferences and policy making in the EU: impacts on Turkey", Journal of European Integration, Vol.25, No.1, 17-30
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2002) "Turkey in the EU’s enlargement process: obstacles and challenges", Mediterranean Politics, Vol.7, No.2, 79-95
  • Book
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, Divergent pathways: Turkey and the European Union: re-thinking the dynamics of Turkish-European Union relations, Leverkusen Opladen, Germany: Verlag Barbara Budrich, January 2016
    Global Turkey in Europe III: democracy, trade, and the Kurdish question in Turkey-EU relations, Aydın-Düzgit, Senem and Huber, Daniela and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Keyman, E.Fuat and Schwarz, Michael and Tocci, Nathalie (eds.), Rome: Nuova Cultura, June 2015
    Global Turkey in Europe II: energy, migration, civil society and citizenship issues in Turkey-EU relations, Aydın-Düzgit, Senem and Huber, Daniela and Müftüler-Baç , Meltem and Keyman, Fuat and Tasci, Jan and Tocci, Nathalie (eds.), Rome: Nuova Cultura, April 2014
    Turkey-European Union relations: dilemmas, opportunities, and constraints, Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Stivachtis, Yannis A. (eds.), Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, May 2008
  • Book Section / Chapter
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "Enlarging the European Union: member state preferences and institutional dynamics", Foreign Policies of EU Member States: Continuity and Europeanisation, Hadfield, Amelia and Manners, Ian and Whitman, Richard G. (eds.), London: Routledge, July 2017, 148-162
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Keyman, Fuat, "Turkey's unconsolidated democracy: the nexus between democratisation and majoritarianism in Turkey", Global Turkey in Europe III: Democracy, Trade, and the Kurdish Question in Turkey-EU Relations, Aydın-Düzgit, Senem and Huber, Daniela and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Keyman, Fuat and Tocci, Nathalie (eds.), Roma: Nuova Cultura, June 2015, 121-129
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Görgülü, Aybars, "Turkey and the European Union: partners in foreign policy cooperation in the South Caucasus", New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy, Wilga, Maciej and Karolewski, Ireneusz Pawel (eds.), New York: Routledge, May 2014, 222-239
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "Conclusions: the future of Europe, differentiated integration and Turkey's role", Global Turkey in Europe II: Energy, Migration, Civil Society and Citizenship Issues in Turkey-EU Relations, Aydın-Düzgit, Senem and Huber, Daniela and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Keyman, Fuat and Tasci, Jan and Tocci, Nathalie (eds.), Rome, Italy: IAI (Istituto Affari Internazionali), April 2014, 215-220
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "Turkish foreign policy, its domestic determinants and the role of the European Union", Turkey and the EU: Accession and Reform, Avcı, Gamze and Çarkoğlu, Ali (eds.), London: Routledge 2013, 71-83
    Fisher, Nora Elizabeth and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "Turkey in cosmopolis? Turkish elite perceptions of the European project", Collective Identity and Democracy in the Enlarging Europe, Gora, Magdalena and Mach, Zdzislaw and Zielinska, Katarzyna (eds.), Brussels: Peter Lang, March 2012, 51-69
    Fisher-Onar, Nora Elizabeth and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "Turkey in cosmopolis? Turkish elite perceptions of the European project", Collective Identity and Democracy: The impact of EU Enlargement, Gora, Magdalena and Mach, Zdzislaw (eds.), Oslo, Norway: Arena (Centre for European Studies) 2012, 127-154
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "Avrupa Birliği genişleme süreci: Türkiye-AB ilişkilerine kuramsal bir yaklaşım", Türkiye AB İlişkileri: Beklentiler ve Kaygılar, Esen, Oğuz and Başkan, Filiz (eds.), Ankara: Eflatun Yayınları, September 2009, 21-32
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "The European Union's accession negotiations with Turkey from a foreign policy perspective", The Future of European Foreign Policy, Jones, Erik and Van Genugten, Saskia (eds.), London: Routledge, April 2009, 60-76
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "The European Union's legitimacy crisis and the final frontiers of Europe", European Integration from Rome to Berlin, 1957-2007: History, Law and Politics, Baquera Cruz, Julio and Closa Montero, Carlos (eds.), Bruxelles, Belgium: P.I.E. Peter Lang, March 2009, 263-280
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "Information societies, new terrorism: its impact on international politics ", USAK Yearbook of International Politics and Law, Laçiner, Sedat and Özcan, Mehmet and Bal, İhsan and Bahar, Halil İbrahim (eds.), Ankara: USAK (Uluslararası Stratejik Araştırmalar Kurumu), November 2008, 1-10
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "Turkey’s accession negotiations with the European Union: the long path ahead", Turkey-European Union Relations: Dilemmas, Opportunities, and Constraints, Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Stivachtis, Yannis A. (eds.), Lanham, MD, USA: Lexington Books, May 2008, 115-133
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "The European Union and the 2nd pillar integration: the common foreign and security policy", The State of European Integration, Stivachtis, Yannis A. (ed.), England: Ashgate, December 2007, 3-18
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "Turkey’s accession to the EU: its potential impact on common European security and defence policy", Turkey and European Security, Gasparini, Giovanni (ed.), Rome, Italy: Quaderni, IAI, February 2007, 13-29
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "The institutional and theoretical implications of the enlargement on Turkey's accession to the European Union", D'Un Elargissement A L'Autre, La Turquie et les Autres Candidats, Verez, Jean-Claude (ed.), Paris : L'Harmattan, July 2005, 149-163
    McLaren, Lauren M. and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "Turkish parliamentarians' perspectives on Turkey's relations with the European Union ", Turkey and the European Union: Domestic Politics, Economic Integration, and International Dynamics, Çarkoğlu, Ali and Rubin, Barry (eds.), London: Frank Cass, April 2003, 195-219
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "Turkey and European security", Towards a European Security and Defense Policy, Positions, Perceptions, Problems, Perspectives, Ehrhart, Hans-Georg (ed.), Baden, Germany: Nomos Verlagsanstalt , March 2002, 206-216
  • Papers in Conference Proceedings
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "Backsliding in Turkey: the role of judicial independence", 2017 APSA Annual Meeting, APSA (American Political Science Association), September 2017
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Kıbrıs, Arzu, "The European Union's role in transatlantic relations: a coherent body or disjointed partner for the USA", International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Arizona, USA: International Studies Association, April 2013
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "Turkish foreign policy challenges: reconciling security interests in Europe and the Middle East", International Studies Association, 53rd Annual Conference, Arizona: International Studies Association, March 2012
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "The European Union, Turkey and the security dimension", Extra Europa Symposium, Linz Austria: XING, March 2009, 46-47
    Gürsoy, Yaprak and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "The EU’s common foreign, security and defense policies and the Turkish perceptions", The Annual Meeting of the ISA's 49th Annual Convention, Bridging Multiple Divides, San Francisco, CA, USA: International Studies Association (ISA), March 2008
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "The European Union's legitimacy crisis: its impact on Turkey's accession", Beyond Homogeneity, CEU, Budapest: Central European University, May 2006, 85-93
  • Working Paper / Technical Report
    Demirsu Dı Bıase, İpek and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem, "The Turkish-EU cooperation on the refugee crisis: the Turkish perceptions in the parliamentary debates", August 2017, Sabancı University ID:Working Paper No. 07
    Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Çiçek, Aylin Ece, "A comparative analysis of the European Union's accession negotiations for Bulgaria and Turkey: who gets in, when and how?", April 2015
    Hatipoğlu, Emre and Müftüler-Baç, Meltem and Karakoç, Ekrem, "Explaining variation in public support to Turkey's EU accession: Turco-scepticism in Europe", July 2014
  • Before SU Publications

    BOOK: Meltem Müftüler-Baç, Türkiye ve Avrupa Birliği; Soğuk Savaş sonrası İlişkiler, Istanbul, Alfa yayınlari ,2001

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç and Gulnur Aybet, 'Transformations in Security and Identity after the Cold War: Turkey’s problematic relationship with Europe', International Journal, vol.55, no.4, Autumn 2000,567-582.(SSCI)

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç,'Turkey’s role in the European Union’s Security and Foreign Policies', Security Dialogue, vol.31, no.4, December 2000, 489-502. (SSCI)

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 'The Impact of the European Union on Turkish Politics', East European Quarterly, vol.XXXIV (34),no.2, June 2000, 159-179. (SSCI)

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 'Through the Looking Glass: Turkey in Europe', Turkish Studies, vol.1, no.1, Spring 2000, 21-35.

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 'Turkish Women’s Predicament', Women Studies International Forum, vol.22, no.3, July 1999,  303-316.(SSCI)  

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 'The Cyprus Debacle: What the Future holds',Futures, vol.31, July 1999, 559-575.  (SSCI) 

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 'Turkey's New vocation', Journal of South East Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, vol.22, no.3, Spring 1999, 1-15.

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç , 'Negotiating Kurdish Separatism in Turkey', in Theory and Practice in Ethnic Conflict Management, edited by Marc Ross and Jay Rothman, United Kingdom, Macmillan Press, 1999, pp.103-119.

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 'The Never-Ending Story: Turkey and the European Union', Middle Eastern Studies, vol.34, no.4,October        1998, 240-258. (SSCI)

    MONOGRAPH Meltem Müftüler-Baç, Turkey and Israel: An evolving partnership, Ariel Center for Policy Research, Tel Aviv, Policy Paper no.47, 1998.

    BOOK: Meltem Müftüler-Baç, Turkey's Relations with a Changing Europe. Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester University Press, 1997.

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç and Müberra Yüksel, 'Turkey: A Middle Power in the New Order', Niche Diplomacy, Middle Powers after  the Cold War,edited by Andrew Cooper, Series in 'Studies in Diplomacy', United Kingdom, Macmillan Press,   pp.184-197, 1997.

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 'Turkey: A New Player in Middle Eastern Politics', Mediterranean Quarterly, vol.6, no.4, Fall 1995, 110-120.

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 'Turkey's Predicament in the Post-Cold War Era', Futures, vol.28, no.3, April 1996, 255-268.(SSCI)

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 'Turkish Economic Liberalization and the European Community', Middle Eastern Studies, vol.31, no.1, January 1995, 85-98. (SSCI)

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç,   'İsrail-Filistin Barışının Türkiye ve Bölge Ekonomileri üzerine etkisi' (The Impact of Israel-Palestinian Peace Accords on Turkish and Regional Economies), coauthored with Serdar Sayan, Ekonomik Yaklasim, vol.4, no.11, Winter 1994, pp.15-27.

    Meltem Müftüler-Baç, 'Turkey and the European Community: An Uneasy Relationship', Turkish Review, A Quarterly Digest, Vol.8, no.34, Autumn 1993, 31-41.