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I. Aytac Kadioglu

Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Aytac Kadioglu is a doctoral researcher in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham and a fellow of the Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism (CST). His dissertation research focuses on the application of conflict resolution procedures towards ending ethno-nationalist conflicts. His research is funded by the Ministry of National Education, the Republic of Turkey. He holds a BA at the School of Political Science from Istanbul University (Turkey) and a Masters at the School of Politics and International Relations from the University of Leicester (UK).

Teaching Summary

  • M11003 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • M11155 Understanding Global Politics
  • M11006 Problems in Global Politics
  • M12005 Global Security

Research Summary

Thesis Title: Conflict Resolution Processess towards Ending Ethno-nationalist Conflicts in Northern Ireland and Turkey

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Aytac Kadioglu focuses on non-violent, political resolution efforts in order to end violent conflicts with a particular attention to ethno-nationalist groups. He has two case studies; Northern Ireland and Turkey. The aim of his research is to explore whether conflict resolution processes have an influence to resolve disputes between states and sub-state armed groups in a peaceful meaning.

Aytac's study explores political, non-violent resolution efforts in the Northern Irish conflict in the UK and the Kurdish conflict in Turkey. The conflict resolution efforts of states, sub-state armed groups and independent third parties are assessed to understand official and unofficial peacemaking attempts for ending violent conflicts. In this context, his study specifically explores conflict resolution as a process during the term of violence. Not only official negotiations and mediation, but also resolution attempts of other unofficial groups and actors which help political agents establish peace in a specific region are examined in terms of the troubles of the states with the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Recent Publications

  • Kadioglu, I. A. (2017), 'Catalysts for Peace? The Role of Peace and Conflict Resolution Organisations in De-escalating the Conflicts in Northern Ireland and Turkey' presented at the British International Studies Association's annual conference, Brighton, UK, 14-16 June.
  • Kadioglu, I. A. (2017), 'Great Effort, Little Help? The Influence of Peace Groups towards Ending the Northern Irish and Turkey's Kurdish Conflicts' presented at the International Studies Association's annual convention, Baltimore, USA, 22-25 February.
  • Kadioglu, I. A. (2015), 'The Undeniable Peace: Debating Conflict Resolution Attempts in Northern Ireland and Turkey' presented at the annual conference of the Conflict Research Society, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, 14-15 September.
  • Kadioglu, I. A. (2015), 'Identity Disputes in Ethno-nationalist Conflicts: Exploring the Influence of Conflict Resolution Attempts: A comparative analysis of the IRA and PKK' presented at the conference of Identity, Crisis and Change, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, 12 June.
  • Kadioglu, I. A. (2014), 'The Influence of the Elite Level Approaches of Conflict Resolution towards the Resolution of Ethno-nationalist Conflicts' presented at the annual conference of the Conflict Research Society, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, 01-04 September.
  • Kadioglu, I. A. (2014), 'The Impact of Multilateral Negotiations towards Ending Ethno-nationalist Terrorism' presented at the Politics without Borders conference, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, 12 June.
  • Kadioglu, I. A. (2014) 'Conflict Resolution Efforts towards the Resolution of Ethno-nationalist Terrorism' presented at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, 8 March.
  • Kadioglu, I. A. (2013) 'Search for Peace: Debating Turkey's Contemporary Problem Solving Efforts against the PKK under the Dilemma of the Track I - Track II Diplomacy, presented at the Global Diplomatic Forum, Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey, 2-6 September.

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