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Mehmet Efe Caman

Mehmet Efe CamanVisiting Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science, Science Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 Canada
Phone: (709) 864-8188 
Email: mecaman[at]mun[dot]ca

BA - MA (University of Augsburg - Germany)
PhD (University of Augsburg - Germany)

Areas for Student Research Supervision

  • EU, EU Foreign Policy
  • International Politics
  • Democracy & Democratization
  • Post-Soviet Regions, Caucasus and Central Asia
  • Middle Eastern Politics
  • Turkish Politics

Examples of Recent Courses Taught
4250 The European Union
3230 International Organizations
4370 Democracy and Democratization
1000 Introduction to Politics and Government
1001 Critical Reading and Writing: Politics and Governance
3010 Empirical Methods in Political Science

Dr. Mehmet Efe Caman completed his B.A. and M.A. as a Friedrich-Ebert Fellow and his Ph.D. as a Bavarian Elite Researcher Fellow at the University of Augsburg in Germany. He worked one year (2005-2006) in Germany as a lecturer, one year in Kazakhstan (2010-2011) as the Dean of the Almaty Eurasian Research Institute of the Akhmed Yassawi University and almost ten years in Turkey (between 2006 and 2015) as a professor in the field of political science, particularly international politics. He has been a Visiting Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland since August 2015. Dr. Caman's main research focuses on Turkish foreign policy, Turkish politics, Turkey-EU relations, the Middle East, Eurasian politics and post-Soviet regions, the European Union. He has published a monographic book on Turkish foreign policy after the Cold War, numerous book chapters and scholarly articles in English, German and Turkish about topics related to his research orientation. Caman is currently focusing on the problematic relation between religion and democracy in Muslim countries. He is presently teaching 4250 The European Union and 3230 International Organizations courses. He speaks Turkish (native), German (bilingual), English (advanced), several Turkic languages on different levels, Russian (basic).

Select Publications

Caman, M. E., Türkische Aussenpolitik nach dem Ende des Ost-West-Konflikts [Turkish Foreign Policy after the Cold War], Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Berlin (WVB), 434 pages., ISBN 978-3865731043, Berlin (2005). [in German]

Caman, M. E., "Turkey Quo Vadis? Determinanten tuerkischer Aussenpolitik in Europa und Asien" (Turkey Quo Vadis? Determinants of Turkish Foreign Policy in Europe and Asia), Zeitschrift fuer Politik, Volume 4/53, p. 411-437 (2006). [in German]

Caman, M. E., "Tuerkische Aussenpolitik zwischen EU-Integration und Regionalpolitik" (Turkish Foreign Policy between EU-Integration and Regional Policy), Sudosteuropa Mitteilungen, Volume 3/46, p. 16-31 (2006). [in German]

Caman, M. E., "Perzeptionen, Interessen und Erwartungen in den Turkei-EU Beziehungen. Inkompabilitaet oder Harmonie?" (Perceptions, Interests and Expectations in the Turkish-EU Relations. Mismatch or Harmony?), in: Dagci, Kenan / Dagci, Tuba (Ed.), Rethinking Turkish-EU Relations, p. 135-173, Munster, (2007). [in German]

Caman, M. E., (with Aras, B. & Dagci, K.) "Turkey's New Activism in Asia", Alternatives, Volume 8/2, p. 24-39, (2009). [in English]

Caman, M. E., "Caucasus and Central Asia in Turkish Foreign Policy: The Time Has Come for a New Regional Policy", Alternatives, Volume 10/2-3, p. 67-86, (2011). [in English]

Caman, M. E. "Iran's Nuclear Program and Turkey: Changing Perceptions, Interests and Need for Revision", Alternatives, Volume 2/12, p. 1-14, (2013). [in English]

Caman, M. E. (with Dagci, K.) "Enerji Politikalari ve Enerji Guvenligi Perspektifinden Avrupa Birligi'nin Orta Asya Politikasi" (The European Union's Foreign Policy toward Central Asia in Consideration of Energy Policies and Energy Security), Orta Asya ve Kafkasya Arastirmalari, Volume 8/16, p. 21-48, (2013). [in Turkish]