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Dr Pinar E. Dönmez

Job: Lecturer in International Relations

School/department: Department of Politics, People and Place

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

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Personal profile

Pinar is a Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics, People and Place.

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA)

Publications and outputs 

(2020) “Marketization of Academia and Authoritarian Governments: The Cases of Hungary and Turkey in Critical Perspective”, (with Anil Duman), Critical Sociology, Published online first: 

(2020) “Against austerity and repression: Historical and contemporary manifestations of progressive politicization in Turkey”, Environment and Planning C: Politics & Space, Published online first:  

(2020) “British Immigration Policy, Depoliticisation and Brexit”, (with Alex Sutton), Comparative European Politics, Published online first:  

(2019) "Crisis of Capitalism and (De-)Politicisation of Monetary Policymaking: Reflections from Hungary and Turkey", (with Eva Zemandl), New Political Economy, 24:1, pp. 125-143.

(2018) Comparing Strategies of (De)Politicisation in Europe: Governance, Resistance, Anti-politics, (Eds.) Jim Buller, Pinar E. Donmez, Adam Standring and Matthew Wood, Palgrave Macmillan.

(2018) “Politicisation as governing strategy versus resistance: Demystifying capitalist social relations and state in Turkey”, in J. Buller, P. E. Donmez, A. Standring and M. Wood (eds.) Comparing Strategies of (De)Politicisation in Europe, Palgrave Macmillan.

(2018) “Depoliticisation, Post-Politics and the Problem of Change”, (with J. Buller, A. Standring and M. Wood) in J. Buller, P. Donmez, A. Standring and M. Wood (eds.) Comparing Strategies of (De)Politicisation in Europe, Palgrave Macmillan.

(2016) “Revisiting the Debate on Open Marxist Perspectives” (with Alex Sutton), British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 688-705.

(2015) “State, Crisis and Politicisation of Economic Policymaking: Reflections from Hungary and Turkey” (with Eva Zemandl), Center for Policy Studies Working Paper, No: 9, Budapest.

(2014) “Crisis and Regional Governance Attempts: the Curious Case of Turkey in Critical Perspective”, in T. Haastrup and J. Eun (eds.), Regionalising Global Crises: The Financial Crisis and New Frontiers in Regional Governance, Palgrave MacMillan International Political Economy Series.

(2014) “Making Sense of (Anti) Politics In and Out of Crisis in Turkey: A Critical Intervention”, Vol. III, Issue 5, pp. 39-53, Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (Research Turkey), London, ResearchTurkey. 

Research interests/expertise

Critical international political economy, politics of (de)politicisation, theories of state, Marxism(s) and critical theory

Areas of teaching

Global political economy; theories and issues in politics &international relations; international development: critics and alternatives; politics and/of policymaking, politics in Turkey


PhD Politics and International Studies

MA International Political Economy

BSc Political Science and Public Administration

Minor Degree History of Philosophy

Courses taught

Introduction to Contemporary International Relations

Global Comparative Politics (Turkey case study)

Professional licences and certificates

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2020)

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) Teaching in Higher Education (2020)

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