Annette Freyberg-Inan joined the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam as well as the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research in August 2003. She is Associate Professor and teaches in the fields of International/World Politics, European Politics, Political Theory, Political Psychology, and Social Science Methodology. Her research interests center on the theoretical and normative aspects of International Relations and International Political Economy, European integration and EU enlargement, and transitions in post-communist Europe and Turkey.
Before joining the UvA, from January 1999 to July 2003, she worked in Bucharest, Romania as a Visiting Faculty Fellow for the Civic Education Project (CEP) and Consultant for the United Nations Resident Coordinator System in Romania. In December 1998 she completed her PhD in Political Science at the University of Georgia, USA. Her MA degrees in Political Science and English were obtained at the University of Stuttgart in Germany.
My dissertation research was focused on International Relations Theory and in particular on assessing the dominant theoretical paradigm of Realism from a political psychological point of view. I have continued this line of research, which searches for appropriate psychological and social psychological foundations for understanding international affairs. Simultaneously, I have developed my expertise in two other broad fields of inquiry: International Political Economy and European integration. Connecting these two fields, I have developed a research program on EU enlargement and integration in the context of political economic change with a special focus on post-communist Europe and Turkey.
I have been researching for well over a decade how official EU policy objectives resonate with the practice of enlargement policy and the development of transnational relations with accession, candidate, and European Neighborhood Policy countries. My main countries of interest have been Romania and Turkey. I have studied three main (and inter-related) factors impinging on the democratic consolidation of Romania: the country's transnationalization (including its integration into the European Union); the development of civic education and political culture; and post-communist economic transformation.
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I am interested in the problem of safeguarding democratic autonomy in the context of transnationalization (or, as some prefer to call it, globalization). Another major item on my research agenda has been an examination of the nature and goals of the so-called alter-globalization movement, which problematizes the challenges posed by the evolution of trans-border governance networks for citizen autonomy. I study the forms of organization as well as the normative agendas of the alter-globalization movement, and what unites the very different groups involved.
A list of my publications and papers can be found elsewhere on this site. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to read but have trouble finding them.
This EU-funded project in cooperation with Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Germany and Gediz University in Izmir, Turkey has been focused on relations between Turkey and the EU. It included many public events, lectures, and workshops on the topic as well as a research component focused on the situation of religious minorities in Turkey. Currently we are working on the publications that will present the results of our research.
I have taught a great variety of courses in the fields of International
Relations, European Politics, International Political Economy, Political Theory,
Political Psychology, and US Government as well as Research Methodology and
Academic Writing. At the Political Science Department of the University of
Amsterdam I regularly teach a Master's specialization course in International
Relations and courses on European integration and EU enlargement as well as
Political Psychology at advanced undergraduate and graduate levels and Political
Theory. Within the Research Master's Program in the Social Sciences I teach
Comparative and Case Study Methodology. I also regularly co-teach a course on
research design to the PhD students at the Amsterdam School for Social Science
The Master's and PhD theses I supervise are quite diverse, but most focus on transnationalization dynamics, often in the context of European integration, enlargement, or foreign relations.
I am currently vice-President and have in the past been Non-North American Representative on the Governing Council of the International Studies Association, the most important professional organization of academic experts on international politics.
I am vice-chair and section program chair of the Theory Section of the International Studies Association.
I serve on the ISA Committee on the Status of Woman in the Profession.
I am Executive Council member and conference program chair of the Central and Eastern European International Studies Association (CEEISA)
I am co-editor of the Journal of International Relations and Development.
Editorial Board member,
Editorial Board member,
Advisory Board member,
Editorial Board member Dilemmas in World Politics series, Westview Press, ed. Jennifer Sterling-Folker
Editorial Board member, International Relations Studies Series (IRES), Brill, edited by Patrick James
Founding Editor and Editorial Board member, Romanian Journal of Society and Politics
Director of the Master's Program in Political Science, Graduate School for the Social Sciences, 2008-2011.
Member of the Teaching Committee, Department of Political Science, 2006-2008 and 2012-2013.
Discipline Coordinator Political Science, Graduate School for the Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam, 2008-2010.
Member of the Governing Council, Amsterdam School of Social Science Research, 2006-2010
This volume draws on the work of international scholars from diverse perspectives to provide a timely, focused debate on the future of realist theory in international relations. Part I presents novel contributions to realist theory building, including suggested elaborations of Mearsheimer's offensive realist variant, a reconsideration of the role of revisionism in structural realist theory, a bridge to the English School of international relations, and a critique of trends in realist theorizing since the end of the Cold War. In part II, structural and neoclassical realists provide empirical analyses of foreign policy behavior, the role of geopolitics, and the grand strategies of major powers. The chapters in part III assess the viability of theways forward for realism from realist, critical, and feminist perspectives. This tightly integrated intellectual exchange presents a transnational overview of the evolution and potential future of the realist paradigm. The volume editors conclude with an assessment of the current state of realism and suggest ways for the debate to progress.
"This volume brings together some of the most interesting theoretical discussions the field has seen on realism in a number of years... the book provides the best overview of contemporary discourse on realism. The authors and editors break new ground and move beyond the old shibboleths. All those interested in the future of realism and whether (and how) it can move forward will want to read this book." -- John A. Vasquez, University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign
"All those who think that realism is an exhausted topic should take this book as antidote. Unusually balanced and varied, Rethinking Realism in International Relations unites realists and critics alike for pushing realism outside the beaten path." -- Stefano Guzzini, Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen & Uppsala University , Sweden
How can democracy be learned? And how successful are we at
teaching and learning it?
This book does three things: First, it explains why civic education is important for the growth and survival of (any type of) democracy. Second, it focuses on a particular country, which is in many ways representative for the general problems of post-communist transition to democracy. It carefully examines the practical reality of civic education in Romania both at the level of general schooling and in higher education. Emphasis lies on the ways in which the ideals of civic education clash with post-communist realities and on the obstacles that continue to exist in this transition country to the democratic empowerment of citizens through education. Scarcity of resources, corruption in many forms, and attitudes of deference to authority, among other problems, perpetuate a situation in which education fails to support democratization and instead reflects the failures of regimes of the past. Third, the book offers concrete recommendations for how civic education in Romania (and elsewhere) can be improved. How can education be organized to successfully support the realization of democratic ideals?
This book is based on its main author's direct experience working in the field of civic education in Romania between 1999 and 2005 and draws on her wider expertise in the study of Romanian political economy and the country's European integration as well as in the fields of political psychology and democratic theory. It is of particular interest for teachers and social scientists willing to reflect on the implications of their teaching or research for democratic empowerment, forpolicymakers and activists who seek tosupport processes of democratization, as well as for students of post-communist transition countries in general and of Romania in particular. It provides an accessible, informative, and frequently humorous account of lofty ideals clashing with harsh realities on the battlefield of democratic emancipation.
A critical look at the image of human nature that
underlies the realist theory of international relations
The realist theory of international relations is based on a particularly gloomy set of assumptions about universal human motives. Believing people to be essentially asocial, selfish, and untrustworthy, realism counsels a politics of distrust and competition in the international arena. What Moves Man subjects realism to a broad and deep critique. Freyberg-Inan argues, first, that realist psychology is incomplete and suffers from a pessimistic bias. Second, she explains how this bias systematically undermines both realist scholarship and efforts to promote internationalcooperation and peace. Third, she argues that realism's bias has a tendency to function as a self-fulfilling prophecy: itnurtures and promotes the very behaviors it assumes predominate human nature. Freyberg-Inan concludes by suggesting how a broader and more complex view of human motivation would deliver more complete explanations of international behavior, reduce the risk of bias, and better promote practical progress in the conduct of international affairs.
"This is the best treatment of realism I have seen from an interdisciplinary standpoint. It borrows from philosophy, psychology, history, and elsewhere to provide a comprehensive assessment of realism as an interpretation of human nature and international relations." - Patrick James, author of International Relations and Scientific Progress: Structural Realism Reconsidered
"Freyberg-Inan is able to place the major historical works and the more recent literature in a much broader philosophical and scientific context. I don't know of a better overall critique of realism." - William O. Chittick, author of American Foreign Policy: History, Substance, and Process
“Hegemony’s Dirty Tricks: Explaining Counter-Globalization’s Weakness in Times of Neoliberal Crisis,” with Christian Scholl, Globalizations 10/4, August 2013
Forum “Hidden Essentialisms: How Human Nature Assumptions Surreptitiously Shape IR Theory,”co-edited with Daniel Jacobi, International Studies Review 14/4, December 2012, pp. 645–665
"The Threat of Selective Democracy: Popular Dissatisfaction and Exclusionary Strategies of Elites in Central and Eastern Europe,” with Mihai Varga, Southeastern Europe 36/3, 2012 , pp. 349–372
“Enforcing Consensus? The Hidden Bias in EU Democracy Promotion in Candidate Countries,” with Katrine Haukenes, Democratization; pre-published online June 19th 2012
"Ungarn seit der Wahl - Demokratie unter Druck“, with Mihai Varga, Berliner Debatte Initial 22/3, 2011, pp. 120-126
"Ungarn 2010: Die Bedeutung der Wahlergebnisse im Kontext der Demokratieentwicklung”, with Mihai Varga, Berliner Debatte Initial 21/2, 2010, pp. 60-66
"Equity as the Missing Link: The Values of the European Union," Romanian Journal of European Affairs , Vol. 10, No.1, 2010.
with Mihai Varga,"Demokratie okay, aber für alle? Demokratieunzufriedenheit und Selektive Demokratie in Mittel- und Osteuropa," Berliner Debatte 4/2009, pp. 104-19.
with Marlene Spoerri, "From Prosecution to Persecution: Perceptions of the ICTY in Serbian Domestic Politics," Journal of International Relations and Development , Vol. 11, No. 4, November 2008, pp. 350-84.
with Leonard Ionita, "The EU's Impact on Reform in Romania: The Case of the Civil Service," Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (JSEEBSS) , Vol. 8, No. 3, September 2008, pp. 205-26.
"Just How Small Is This World Really?: An Application of Network Theory to the Study of Globalization," in Global Networks , Vol.6, No. 3, July 2006, pp. 221-44.
"Rational Paranoia and Enlightened Machismo: The Strange Psychological Foundations of Realism," in Journal of International Relations and Development , Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2006, pp. 247-68.
"Still Looking for the Third Way? How about 'Critical Realist Social Process Micro-mechanics'?" in Concepts & Methods: Newsletter of the IPSA Committee on Concepts & Methods , Vol. 2, Issue 1, Winter 2006, pp. 8-10.
with Otto Holman, "Painful Integration or Not So Splendid Isolation? Downsides of European Integration in the Context of Romania's Double Transformation," in Romanian Journal of Society and Politics , Vol. 5, Issue 1, May 2005, pp. 93-145.
with Vicki Birchfield, "Constructing Opposition in the Age of Globalization: The Potential of ATTAC," in Globalizations Journal , Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2004, pp. 278-304.
"Romania and the IMF - The Effects of IMF Support on Economic and Social Policy in a Transition Country" (with Valentin Budau, Radu Cristescu, Leonard Ionita, Ionut Sterpan, and Valentin Vasilescu), in Romanian Journal of Society and Politics , Vol. 3, No. 2, 2003, pp. 130-184.
with William O. Chittick, "'Chiefly for Fear, Next for Honour, and Lastly for Profit': An Analysis of Foreign Policy Motivation in the Peloponnesian War,"in Review of International Studies , Vol. 27, No. 1, January 2001, pp. 69-90.
"Refugees in a World of United Nations: The Notion of Internal Displacement and the Erosion ofState Sovereignty," in Political Crossroads , Vol. 6, Nos. 1 & 2, 1998, pp. 5-24. Available upon request.
with Loch K. Johnson: "Ambivalent Bedfellows: German-American Intelligence Relations, 1969-1990,"in International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence , Vol. 10, No. 2, 1997, pp.165-179.
"World-Systems Theory: Iraq Overreach - US Overkill," in Jennifer Sterling-Folker (ed.), Making Sense of IR Theory II: Iraq (Lynne Rienner, 2012).
" Central Europe and the Balkans: So Close and Yet So Far ," with Zlatko šabič, in Central Europe in Regional and Global Politics , ed. Zlatko šabič and Petr Drulák (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2012).
"Introduction: What Way Forward for Contemporary Realism?" with Ewan Harrison and Patrick James, in Rethinking Realism in International Relations: Between Tradition and Innovation , ed. Annette Freyberg-Inan, Ewan Harrison, and Patrick James ( Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), pp. 1-18.
"Conclusion: Ways Forward," with Ewan Harrison and Patrick James, in Rethinking Realism in InternationalRelations: Between Tradition andInnovation , ed. Annette Freyberg-Inan, Ewan Harrison, and Patrick James ( Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), pp. 253-263.
with Vicki Birchfield, "ATTAC (Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens)," in Immanuel Ness (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).
"Innenansichten einer Disziplin im Wandel: Politikwissenschaft in Rumanien," in Andreas Umland (ed.), Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Unterricht an Hochschulen in den Postkommunistischen Staaten Europas und Asiens: Erfahrungen, Analysen, Perspektiven , Band III (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang - Europäischer Verlag für die Wissenschaften, 2006).
"And a World to Win: Is There an Alternative-Globalization Consensus?" in Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel (ed.), Global Cooperation:Challenges And Opportunities in the Twenty-first Century (London: Ashgate, 2006),pp. 201-20.
"World System Theory: A Bird's Eye View of the World Capitalist Order" in Jennifer Sterling-Folker (ed.), Making Sense of IR Theory (Boulder, Co: Lynn Rienner, 2005), pp. 225-41.
"Transition Economies," in Richard Stubbs and Geoffrey Underhill (eds.), Political Economy and the Changing Global Order (Oxford University Press, 3rd ed. 2005), pp.419-30.
with Vicki Birchfield, "Organic Intellectuals and Counter-Hegemonic Politics in the Age of Globalisation: The Case of ATTAC," in Catherine Eschle and Bice Maiguashca (eds.), Critical Theories, World Politics and the "Anti-Globalization Movement" (London: Routledge, RIPE series, 2005),pp. 154-73.
"Creating Knowledge: Designing an Empirical Research Project," in Rory Keane and Mark Downes (eds.), Academic Writing: A Concise Guide, A New Approach (Belgrade: Belgrade Open School and Civic Education Project, 2003), pp. 79-122.
"Which Way to Progress? The Impact of International Organizations in Romania," in Ronald Linden (ed.), Norms and Nannies: The Impact of International Organizations on the Central and East European States (Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield,2002), pp. 129-64.
with Loch K. Johnson: "German-American Intelligence Relations, 1969-1990: A Caseof Ambivalent Cooperation," in Wolfgang Krieger (ed.), Germany and the United States in the Era of the Cold War: The Security Dimension (Frankfurt / Cambridge: DVA Verlag and Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 171-77.
with William O. Chittick: "The Impact of Basic Motivation on Foreign Policy Opinions Concerning the Useof Force: A Three-Dimensional Framework," in Philip Everts and Pierangelo Isernia (eds.), When the Going Gets Tough: Democracy, Public Opinion and the International Use of Force (London: Routledge, 2000), pp.31-56.
“’Gone Fishing’: Modeling Diversity in Work Ethics,” co-authored with Rüya Gökhan Koçer; Amsterdam Institute of Labor Studies (AIAS) Working Paper No. 123, published at: http://www.uva-aias.net/101, October 2012
“Romania” (interview on Romania’s transformation since 1989); in Conversations about East Central Europe after 1989, ed. Tomas Kavaliauskas (Vilnius: Edukologija; in English and Lithuanian, 2012)
“Romania” (interview on Romania’s transformation since 1989); interviewer: Tomas Kavaliauskas; in Kulturos barai (The Domains of Culture, member of Eurozine) 3/2010, accessible at http://www.eurozine.com/ (in Lithuanian)
“Still Looking for the Third Way? How about ‘Critical Realist Social Process Micro-mechanics’?” in Concepts & Methods: Newsletter of the IPSA Committee on Concepts & Methods 2/1, 2006, pp. 8-10
"Country Report Romania" and "International Cooperation: Synthesis Report" in Workshop "The East European Social Sciences:Research Conditions and the Role of Information/ Communication," IZ-Arbeitsbericht Nr. 33 (Informationszentrum Sozialwissenschaften, Gesellschaft Sozialwissenschaftlicher Infrastruktureinrichtungen in Deutschland), March 2004, pp. 11-32 and 38-44.
"John A. Vasquez, The Power of Power Politics: From Classical Realism to Neotraditionalism" (book review), in The European Legacy vol. 6, no.3, 2001.
"Probing Logics of Membership: Contributions on Statism and Nationalism in Germany and Beyond" (review essay) in German Politics and Society vol. 18, no. 4, 2000, pp. 113-26.
"Andrew Moravcsik, The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht" (book review), in German Politics and Society vol. 17, no. 2, Summer 1999, pp. 109-15.
2013 Jean Monnet Module Debating European Security, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy; keynote address: “The Enemy Within: Rethinking Challenges to Europe's Liberal Order"
International Studies Association, Annual Conference, San Francisco: “Academia as a Source of Conceptual Diffusion: The Rise of ‘Partnership’ as a Governance Principle”
ECPR Joint Sessions, Mainz, Germany, Workshop on Status Claims, Recognition, and Emotions in IR: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges: “’Chiefly for Fear, Next for Honour, and Lastly for Profit’: The Role of Status Concerns in International Politics in the Context of a General Motivational Framework”
2012 Politicologenetmaal (Annual Political Science Conference for the Netherlands and Flemish Belgium), Amsterdam, Section Political Theory: “Hermetic Philosophy and Its Impact on Intellectual Elitism - A Study in the Frailty of Democratic Norms”
Jean Monnet Module Debating European Security, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy; lectures on “Hungary and the Crisis of Europe’s New Democracies” and “The Failures of EU Democracy Promotion at Home”
International Studies Association, Annual Conference, San Diego: “There Are No Twitter Revolutions - A Political Psychological Investigation into the Relevance of Communication Technology for Political Mobilization”
2011 Convention of the Central and Eastern European International Studies Association, Istanbul: " Realist Approaches: The Motives of Fear and Despair and the Postures of Defense and Fatalism"
Convention of the Central and Eastern European International Studies Association, Istanbul: "The Balkans: Regional Relations," with Zlatko Sabic
Convention of the Central and Eastern European International Studies Association, Istanbul: " Alterglobalization in Times of the Financial Crisis," with Christian Scholl
International Studies Association, Annual Conference, Montreal, Workshop "Man, Agency and Beyond": "Human Nature, Agency and Beyond: Reflecting on the Human Element in World Politics", with Daniel Jacobi, and "Human Nature in RealistApproaches"
International Studies Association, Annual Conference, Montreal: "Global Governance through Factual Constraint: The Ascension of the IMF in the Financial and Euro-Crisis"
2010 International Studies Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans: "Iraq beyond Hegemony: A World System Theoretical Interpretation"
2009 International Studies Association, Annual Conference, New York City: "Ethical Challenges of the European Neighborhood Policy"
2008 International Studies Association, Annual Conference, San Francisco: "Good Fences Make Safe Rulers: An Appeal to Deny the Division of Power from Critique"
2007 International Studies Association, Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies Section, Annual Conference, Bucaco, Portugal: "Obsession: Modern Liberalism's War Against Itself"
International Studies Association/Central and Eastern European Section of the International Studies Association,and GARNET JERP "The EU and Eastern Europe", International Convention, Wroclaw, Poland: ""Democracy without Democrats? The Challenge of Civic Education in Postcommunist Europe"
International Studies Association, Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: "The Self-Destruction of IR Scholarship in the Post-Critical Age"
2006 International Studies Association/Central and Eastern European Section of the International Studies Association, International Convention, Tartu, Estonia: "Graduating from the IMF to theEU: How Romanian Policymakers Learn to Master European Economic Governance"
International Studies Association, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA: " WhatLight Through Yonder Window Breaks?: Cardinal Compass Points as Conceptual Mind-traps in Contemporary IR "
International Studies Association, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA: "Directions of European Integration: From Horizontal to Vertical Inequality?"
Workshop"The Future of Realism", International Studies Association, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA: "Overcoming Realist(ic) Pessimism: The Role of Scholars"
2005 International StudiesAssociation, Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: "Prosperity-Equity -Democracy: The Missing Link(s) in Europe"
2004 SGIR Fifth Pan-European Conference,The Hague, Netherlands: with Otto Holman,"Failing Integration or Not So Splendid Isolation? Transnational Capitalism and the Double Transformation in Romania"
International Studies Association, Comparative Interdisciplinary StudiesSection ,Annual Conference, Salzburg, Austria: "And a World to Win: Is There an Alternative-Globalization Consensus?"
Romanian Political Science Association,Annual Conference, Bucharest, Romania:
International Studies Association, Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada: with Vicki Birchfield, "Organic Intellectuals and Counter-Hegemonic Politics in the Age of Globalisation: The Case of ATTAC"
International Studies Association,Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada: with Andrei Ogrezeanu, "Policy Transnationalization in Southeast Europe: The Case ofRomania's Progress towards EU Accession"
2003 GESIS Service Agency Eastern Europe, Department Information Transfer of the Social Science Information Center Bonn/Berlin: Representation of Romania at Workshop "The Conditions of Social Science Research in Central and Eastern Europe;" presentation of a country report on Romania and a composite reporton international social science cooperation in all CEE countries; November14th-15th 2003
International Studies Association/Central and Eastern European Section of the International Studies Association, International Convention, Budapest: "Unity in Diversity in Europe: The Need for a European Identity"
International Studies Association,Annual Conference,Portland,Oregon: "Bull's Eye in the Semi-Periphery? An Analysis of the Kosovo Conflict from the Perspective of World System Theory"
International Studies Association, Annual Conference,Portland, Oregon:with Vicki Birchfield,"Constructing Opposition in the Age of Globalization: The Case of ATTAC"
International Studies Association, Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon:with William O. Chittick, "Foreign Policy Cubed and the Acceptability of Foreign Policy"
2002 American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Boston: with William O. Chittick, "An Empirical Test of Foreign Policy Cubed"
International Studies Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans: "Theory versus Knowledge: Where Lies the Future of Realism?"
2001 Romanian Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Timisoara, Romania: "Gone Fishing: Development, Work Ethics, and the Status of Leisure"
International Studies Association, Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies Section, Annual Conference,Heidelberg, Germany: "Just How Small Is This World Really?: An Application of Network Theory to the Study of Globalization"
International Studies Association, Annual Conference, Chicago: "Of Carrots and Sticks: International Organizations in Romania"
International Studies Association, Annual Conference, Chicago: "How TeachingMatters: A View from Romania"
2000 InternationalStudiesAssociation,AnnualConference, Los Angeles:
"Putting Romania on the Map"
International Studies Association, Annual Conference,Los Angeles: "Realist IR Provesthe Power of Ideas:Moving Beyond an Institutionalized Paradox"
1999 InternationalStudies Association, Annual Conference,Washington, DC:"Human Nature in International Relations Theory:An Analysis and Critique of Realist Assumptions AboutMotivation"
International Society of Political Psychology, Annual Scientific Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands:with William O.Chittick, "The Role of Basic Motives in Foreign Policy Decision-making: Types of Actors"
1998 European Consortium for Political Research
Workshop on "Democracy, Public Opinion and the Use of Force in
a Changing International Environment," Warwick, UK: with
William O. Chittick,"Fear, Pride, and Profit: A
Three-Dimensional Framework for Foreign Policy Analysis"
Georgia Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Savannah, GA: "Apathy on the Agora: Comparative Political Economy and the Death of the Political"
1996 International Studies Association: Section
International Security Studies, Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA:
"MissionImpossible, or DividedWe Fall: Security Policy in the
21st Century-New Targets and Missions and the Need for
International Intelligence Cooperation"
International Studies Association, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA: "Clear-Eyed or Short-Sighted?:Thucydides, Hobbes, and Realist Assumptions Concerning Motivation"
The Human Being in IR Theory, edited volume, with Daniel Jacobi; being revised for publication by Cambridge University Press; planned publication mid-2014
includes (co-)authored chapters
- “The Human Element in IR Theory: Introduction,” with Daniel Jacobi
- “Towards an International Political (Post-)Anthropology: Conclusion,” with Daniel Jacobi
- “Between Fear and Despair: Human Nature in Realism”
Religious Minorities in Turkey: Alevi, Armenians, Assyrians and the Struggle to Desecuritize Religious Freedom, monograph, with Christoph Giesel, Mehmet Bardakçi, and Olaf Leisse (Palgrave, planned publication 2014)
Growing Together, Growing Apart: Turkey and the European Union Today, edited volume (in preparation for Palgrave; planned publication 2014)
Research Methodology for Political Scientists ; co-author Dr. Brian Burgoon; in preparation for Palgrave
Democratie fara Democrati? (Democracy without Democrats?), with Mihai Varga (Bucharest: Maiko, 2014; in Romanian)
"A Continent of Angels?" Comparative, in-depth investigation of public attitudes on social justice in Europe and the reflection of these attitudes in institutionalized politics; co-researcher: Dr. Ruya Gokhan Kocer.
“Higher Education in Romania’s Dependent Market Economy: A Low-Skills Equilibrium Trap,” co-authored with Silvana Cimpoca; under review with Socio-Economic Review
“Andersglobalisierung in der Krise: Warum der Neoliberalismus nicht wankt,” co-authored with Christian Scholl
“State Strategies of Containing Industrial Conflict in post-Communist Countries: The Case of Romania, 1999-2010,” co-authored with Mihai Varga
“Academia as a Source of Conceptual Diffusion: The Rise of ‘Partnership’ as a Governance Principle, ” co-authored with Doina Cajvaneanu
“Organizing Migration's Securitization in the EU: Law and Order Critical Connections,” co-authored with Mathijs van Dijk
“Hermetic Philosophy and Its Impact on Intellectual Elitism - A Study in the Frailty of Democratic Norms”