Meltem Müftüler-Baç

Prof. Meltem Müftüler-Baç
MAXCAP Partner/ Professor - Sabanci University / Jean Monnet Chair
Sabanci University (SU)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Orhanli Tuzla
34956 Istanbul
+90 216 4839-247
+90 216 4839-250
Short CV:

Meltem Müftüler-Baç is professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet Chair at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. She is a graduate of Robert College (1984), received her B.A in political science from Boğaziçi University (1988), M.A in international relations from Temple University (1989) and Ph.D. in political science/international relations from Temple University, USA (1992). She participated in the F6 project ‘Reconstituting Democracy in Europe’ for 2006-2012, in LISBOAN for 2011-2013 and the FP7 project ‘TRANSWORLD’ for 2012-2016, all funded by the European Commission. She received two different grants under the Jean Monnet Project of the European Union in 2002 and in 2008 both for teaching politics of European integration. In 2011, she was granted a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence for the European studies program she is coordinating at Sabanci University. Prof. Müftüler-Baç holds two prestigious awards from the Turkish Academy of Sciences: Young Social Scientist Investigator Award in 2002 and Distinguished Young Scientist Award in 2003. She was awarded with the Jean Monnet Professor ad personam title from the European Commission in 2004.

Relevant publications:

(2015) 'Turkey’s 2015 Elections: A New Beginning for Turkey’s European Union Accession Goal, or the End of a Dream?', Global Turkey in Europe, Commentary 24, Rome: Instituto Affari Internazionali.

(2015) 'Gender Inequality may yet be another obstacle to Turkey’s Accession', Europe’s World 29, available at

(2014) 'AB Bütünleşme süreci ve Türkiye’nin katılımına olası etkileri' [The European integration process and Turkey’s accession], Analist 41: 46-47.

(2014) 'Turkey as an Emerging Power: An Analysis of its Role in Global and Regional Security Governance Constellations', EUI Working Papers, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence: European University Institute.

(2014) 'Turkey and the European Union: Partners in Foreign Policy Cooperation in the South Caucasus', in M. Wilga and I. P. Karolewski (eds), New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy, New York: Routledge, pp. 223-237.

(2013) 'Turkey's love affair with the European Union seems to be over', Europe's World 25: 123-124.

(2011) 'The accession games: a comparison of three limited-information negotiation designs', International Studies Perspectives 12(4): 405-433. Co-edited with A. Kibris.

(2011) 'The adultery and the headscarf debates in Turkey: Fusing "EU-niversal" and "alternative" modernities?', Women’s Studies International Forum 34(5): 378-389. Co-edited with N. Fisher Onar.

(2011) 'Turkish Foreign Policy Change, its Domestic Determinants and the Role of the European Union', South East European Politics and Society 16(2): 279-291.

(2010) 'Is there a Europeanization of Turkish Foreign Policy?: An Addendum to the Literature on EU Candidates', Turkish Studies 11(3): 405-427. Co-edited with Y. Gursoy

(2008) 'The European Union’s Accession Negotiations with Turkey from a Foreign Policy Perspective', Journal of European Integration, Special Issue on European Union’s Foreign Policy, 30(1): 63-78.

(2008) 'Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: The EU’s Internal Dynamics', International Studies Perspectives 9(2): 208-226.

(2008) Turkey-European Union Relations: Dilemmas, Opportunities, and Constraints, Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield-Lexington Books.