Position: Research Leader
Fields of activity: Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Methodology
Themes: European Union Politics, Citizenship Studies, Public Sphere Studies
Region(s): Europe and the European Union
Hakan Sicakkan holds a Dr.Polit degree in comparative politics. He is at present the research director and scientific coordinator of EUROSPHERE, which is funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the University of Bergen / Unifob Global. Eurosphere will run until mid-2012. Since August 2005, Sicakkan has been co-editor in chief of the Norwegian Journal of Migration Research, which is published by Tapir Forlag with funding from the Norwegian Research Council. During 2002-2004, Sicakkan was the scientific coordinator of the EU-funded GLOCALMIG-project. Previously, he was a lecturer and research fellow at the Department of Comparative Politics, UiB (1998-2002), visiting fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford (2001), and visiting lecturer at Institute of Political Science, University of Copenhagen (1999-2000).
His first comparative research project was about state and societal responses to aliens in 16 European countries. The project comprised responses observed in states' citizenship and immigration laws and policies, political parties' law and policy proposals, election campaigns, political elites' statements, policing, protest actions, and pro- and anti-immigration violence. After this, he concluded another comparative project about refugee and asylum policies in Europe, where the relationships between 19 European countries' citizenship models and their legal and institutional frames for protecting asylum seekers were analyzed. His latest concluded project is about new modes of belonging and new spaces and forms of citizenship in Europe. His present project, Eurosphere, is about the articulation of public spheres in the European Union.
Selected publications Monograph Series and Academic Journals edited by Sicakkan
2005: Co-editor in Chief of the Norwegian Journal of Migration Research, Tapir Forlag.
2002-2004: Series Editor of the Glocalmig Monographs: Migrants, Minorities, Belongings and Citizenship, Bergen: BRIC (the Glocalmig Series comprises 8 volumes).
Books (Monographs and Anthologies)
2008: Do Our Citizenship Requirements Impede the Protection of Political Asylum Seekers?: A Comparative Analysis of European Practices. New York: Edwin Mellen Press.
2007: Asylum Beyond Citizenship Concerns. In print at New York: Edwin Mellen Press.
2006: What Happens When the Society is Diverse: Exploring Multidimensional Identities (ed with Y. Lithman). New York: Edwin Mellen Press.
2005: Changing the Basis of Citizenship in the Modern State. Political Theory and the Politics of Diversity. (ed with Y. Lithman). New York: The Edwin Mellen Press.
2004: Standardized Research Tools for Data Collection, Data Analysis, Measuring the Quality of Citizenships in European Countries. Glocalmig-Series Vol.1. Bergen: BRIC.
2004: Belonging and the Quality of Citizenships: A Comparative Study of Six European Countries. Glocalmig Series Vol. 8. Bergen: BRIC.
2003: Diversity and Citizenship: The European Union, Citizens, Minorities and Migrants. Bergen: BRIC. Co-authored with Yngve Lithman.
Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals
2008: Political Asylum and Sovereignty Sharing in Europe. Government and Opposition, 43:2, pp. 206–229.
2006: Mangfold og den offentlige sfære (Diversity and the Public Sphere). Stat & Styring 16(3): 45-49 (October).
2005: Foreword to Journal Special Issue on "Minorities, Minority Politics, and the European Union". Norwegian Journal of Migration Research 5(2): 7-9.
2005: Senses That Make Noise & Noises That Make Sense. Three Techniques for Scaling Attitudes to Immigration. Norwegian Journal of Migration Research, 5(1) (May): 42-73.
2004: The Modern State, the Citizen and the Perilous Refugee. Journal of Human Rights 3(4): 445-463.
2003: Politics, Wisdom and Diversity. Or Why I don't want to be tolerated. Norwegian Journal of Migration Research, 2003/1 (April): 32-44.
Articles in Anthologies
2006: "Glocal Spaces as Prototypes of a Future Diverse Society: An Exploratory Study in Six European Countries" (pp.105-148) in What Happens When a Society is Diverse? (see under books)
2006: "Introduction: Diversity and Multidimensional Identities" in What Happens When a Society is Diverse? (pp.1-12) (see under books).
2005: "State Formation, Nation Building and Citizenship in Modern West European History" in Changing the Basis of Citizenship in the Modern State (pp.37-62) (see under books)
2005: "Politics of Identity and Modes of Belonging. An Overview of the Conceptual and Theoretical Challenges" in Changing the Basis of Citizenship in the Modern State " (pp.1-36) (see under books)
2005: "Theorizing Identity Politics, Belonging Modes and Citizenship" in Changing the Basis of Citizenship in the Modern State (pp. 197-226) (see under books)
2000: "Turkish Republicanism in the Light of Citizenship and Political Identity Models", in Bilgin, Nuri, (ed.) Demokrasi, Yurttaslik ve Kimlik Baglaminda Cumhuriyet. Izmir: Aegean University Press (pp.188-201)
1996: "Three Models of Alien in Political Theory. An Evaluation of the Methodological and Conceptual Tools Provided by Fredrik Barth and Stein Rokkan" in J.C. Knudsen (ed.) Equality and Exclusion: Challenges for Migration Research. Nordic Council of Ministers. Copenhagen: TemaNord (pp.153-165).
Scientific Reports & Working Papers
2008: "Positioning the Diversity Perspective". Eurosphere Online Working Paper Series No. 1/2008. Bergen: Eurosphere Consortium.
2008: "The Boundaries of Political Rights in Europe" Eurosphere Online Working Paper Series No. 4/2008. Bergen: Eurosphere Consortium.
2008: "Political Asylum and the Multi-Level, Plural Forms of Sovereignty in Europe" Eurosphere Online Working Paper Series No. 7/2008. Bergen: Eurosphere Consortium.
2005: How is a Diverse European Society Possible? An Exploration into New Public Spaces in Six European Countries. AMID Working Paper Series. Aalborg: University of Aalborg.
2004: Migrants, Minorities, Belongings and Citizenship: Glocalmig Final Report. Glocalmig Deliverable no.10. Scientific report submitted to the European Commission DG-Research. IMER N/B, Center for Development Studies, University of Bergen.
2003: Migrants, Minorities, Belongings and Citizenship: Six Country Reports. Glocalmig Deliverables no.4-9. Scientific report submitted to the European Commission DG-Research. IMER N/B, Center for Development Studies, University of Bergen.
2003: Migrants, Minorities, Belongings and Citizenship: An Introduction to QC-CITBASE. An Overview of the Dimensions in Glocalmig's Database. Glocalmig Deliverable No.3. Scientific report submitted to the European Commission DG-Research. IMER N/B, Center for Development Studies, University of Bergen.
2003: Migrants, Minorities, Belongings and Citizenship: Glocalmig Research Tools. Glocalmig Deliverables No.1-2. Scientific report submitted to the European Commission DG-Research. IMER N/B, Center for Development Studies, University of Bergen.
1999: Senses That Make Noise & Noises That Make Sense: Three Techniques for Scaling Norwegian Responses to Immigration: A Comparison of Results from Applications of Mokken, Factor and Cluster-Discrimant Models, Bergen: IMER N/B Publications.
1999: The Political-Historical Roots of West European Models of Citizen and Alien: An Application of Qualitative Comparative Analysis on Macro Historical Data, Bergen: IMER N/B Publications.
1998: Rasisme mellom kommunitarisme og republikanisme: En kvantitativ analyse av holdninger til innvandrere i Hordaland/Norge, Bergen: IMER N/B Publications.