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Academic, semi-academic, and op-ed publications

Erdoan A. Shipoli has publish widely in the International Relations field. His publications range from op-ed articles to books. Some of his publications, from academic articles to op-eds, are listed and can be reached below. He has published in English, Turkish, and Albanian.

He has also given interviews to various outlets in different languages ranging from English to Turkish, Albanian, Romanian and others.

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Islam, Securitization and US Foreign Policy

This book argues that Islam has been securitized in US foreign policy, especially during the W. Bush administration when it was increasingly portrayed as the ultimate “other.” This securitization was realized through the association of Islam with unique security threats in speeches of foreign policy and national security. By analyzing the four recent US presidents’ discourses on Islam, this work sheds light on how they viewed Islam and addresses the following questions: How do we talk about Islam, its place and relationship within the context of US security? How does the language we use to describe Islam influence the way we imagine it? How is Islam constructed as a security issue?

Shipoli, Erdoan A. 2018. Islam, Securitization, and US Foreign Policy. Palgrave Macmillan.

Many distinguished scholars have discussed the securitization theory and its contributions, from different perspectives. This book argues that there are different levels of securitization, and they differ from each other on many points, especially the actors involved. In this book the reader can see how this difference is seen in the international and domestic levels of securitization. For Kosovo, on the other hand, it has been written a lot, but the objectivity of most of the works published is doubtful. With an insight experience, and a good literature review, the author aims to unveil many myths on Kosovo. Although this book shows how Kosovo was securitized for the NATO intervention, it also includes explanations of many situations before the war of Kosovo in 1999, to better explain the problems in the region, which led to this war.

Shipoli, Erdoan A. 2010. International Securitization: the case of Kosovo. Lamberd Academic Publishing.

The Turkish Parliament has approved a new bill providing paid exemption from the draft. This is a further development in a slow process of normalization for Turkey's army, which has seen it coming under unprecedented - though by no means total - levels of civilian control. The latest change signals further potential developments, including the abolition of military service, introduction of a professional army and perhaps even the right to conscientious objection.

Shipoli, Erdoan A. 2012. "The Beginning of the End for National Service?" Turkish Review. Vol. 2. Issue 1.

There have been different debates on the wahhabi movement in Kosovo. Some argue that Kosova and its recognition, by the international community, will be a fertile land for wahhabis, and their threat will effect whole of Europe. When we look at the history of religion in Kosova, and among the ethnic and religious groups living there, we can see that this claim is just another securitizing act by some interest groups who oppose the independence of Kosova. This paper explains the religious traditions of the kosovars, and how they differ from wahhabist traditions. By doing this, the paper argues that wahhabism is not so influential in Kosova, where it is declining day by day, and this presents no threat to the communities living in Kosova, or Europe.

Shipoli, Erdoan A. 2009. "Is Wahhabism a Security Challenge for Kosova, or Not?". EJEPS. Vol. 2. No. 2.

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Conferences and Keynotes:

  • Securitization of Religion in post-Cold War America. Yale University, New Haven, CT - September 10-11, 2017.

  • Balkan Politics. Loyola University, Chicago, IL. November 11, 2016.

  • The Securitization of Islam in US foreign policy. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. November 10, 2016.

  • Securitization of Islam in US foreign policy after 9/11. UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. April 22-23, 2016.

  • Democracy Promotion: Balkans vs. the Middle East. Virginia International University, Fairfax, VA. April 15-16, 2016.

  • Testing the Securitization Theory in Kosovo. Columbia University: New York, NY. April 14, 2016. 




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