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Economic, Social and Political SciencesPostgraduate study

Mr Yusuf Ciftci Bachelor’s Degree

Postgraduate research student

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Mr Yusuf Ciftci is a postgraduate research student in Politics & International Relations at the University of Southampton.

Yusuf has been pursuing his postgraduate research in the university since 2014.

Yusuf’s research looks at the policy dimension of migration studies, and in particular on the external factors of policy making in respect to refugee and asylum area. The latest challenges in this particular area has illustrated that several actors beyond the state borders like EU, UNHCR, IOM or Council of Europe have become crucial factors of the asylum policy making procedures. He investigates the influence mechanisms of these international actors on the domestic political structures in an attempt to shed light on the evolution of asylum policy in Turkey. Conducting document analysis and qualitative interviews, Yusuf carries out a process tracing in order to explain the actual dynamics between these actors and asylum policies in Turkey.



Research interests

Yusuf’s research interests include: asylum and refugee policy and governance, international institutions and organisations in policy making, qualitative research methodology, data management tools, research and policy impact. 

Affiliated research group: Migration@Southampton 

MPhil/PhD Research Supervisors: Dr Ana Margheritis & Dr Jonathan Havercroft




Mr Yusuf Ciftci
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