STAMP Research Associate
Location: University Square
Salary: Starting from £43,531 pro rata inclusive of London Weighting
Post Type: Part Time
Hours per Week: 9
Post Type: Fixed Term
Contract Length: 5 months
Closing Date: Monday 03 April 2023
UEL are looking for an experienced researcher to undertake directed research activity on “Turkish sub-imperialism in the greater Eastern Mediterranean region: Issues and Solutions"
The objective is to examine the economic, political and business drivers of Turkey’s neo-expansionist policy in the greater Mediterranean region (Eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans, Syria, Iraq and the Caucasus/Central Asia), which are often characterised by Turkey’s political leadership as “strategic autonomy”, whereas the relevant scholarly literature calls “sub-imperialism”. The key focus will be the Eastern Mediterranean due to the new discoveries of oil and gas fields around the island state of Cyprus and Greece’s island of Crete and the Western oil and gas companies involved in the extraction of hydrocarbons. In this context, the dispute between Greece, Turkey and Cyprus concerning the delimitation of Exclusive Economic Zones and Continental Shelf can also be examined. As the challenges and issues involved are of international nature (in Syria and the Caucasus, for example, Russia is also directly involved), the successful candidate will have to delve into strategic assessments and critical analysis of the data and the various findings, without subsiding the key research objective, which is the political economy of Turkey’s neo-expansionist tendency in the region, which is directly related to the issue of competitiveness of Turkey’s firms and capital operating inside and outside Turkey
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