Esref Aksu

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Biographical Details

"Eşref Aksu is a lecturer in International Relations. His research interests include global governance, multilateral peace operations, and the question of normativity in world politics. He served as advisor to the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) Turkish Task Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the lead-up to the Dayton Agreement, worked as an external affairs officer at the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association, and was the coordinator and a working group member of the Global Governance Reform Project (1998-2002)." [1]

"Reimagining The Future: Towards Democratic Governance was the title of the first report prepared by the Global Governance Reform Project at the end of 2000 and distributed during the course of 2001 and 2002.

"The five-year project was sponsored by the School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University (Melbourne), Focus on the Global South (Bangkok) and the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research (Honolulu and Tokyo). Joseph Camilleri, Kamal Malhotra, and Majid Tehranian served as project conveners and Eşref Aksu as project coordinator." [2]

Selection of Publications

  • Aksu, Eşref (ed.), Early Notions of Global Governance: Selected Eighteenth-Century Proposals for Perpetual Peace, (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2008).
  • Aksu, Eşref, “Perpetual Peace: A Project by Europeans for Europeans?”, Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research, 33:3 (2008), 368-387.
  • Aksu, Eşref, “Locating Cosmopolitan Democracy in the Theory-Praxis Nexus”, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 32:3 (2007), 275–294.
  • Aksu, Eşref, “International Transitional Administrations: Towards Territorialization of IGOs?”, Journal of International and Area Studies, 13:1 (2006), 37–52.
  • Aksu, Eşref, The United Nations, Intra-state Peacekeeping and Normative Change, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003).
  • Aksu, Eşref and Joseph A. Camilleri (eds), Democratizing Global Governance, (Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).

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  1. Esref Aksu,, accessed January 10, 2011.
  2. Global Governance Reform Project, Joseph Camilleri, accessed January 10, 2011.