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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Tuna Baskoy

Politics and Policy

University   Ryerson University
E-Mail Address   tbaskoy@politics.ryerson.ca
Phone Number   416-979-(5000) ext. 2702
Office Location   JOR 727
Office Hours   TBA


Education

B.Sc. (Middle East Technical); M.A. Political Science and Public Administration, (Bilkent); Ph.D. Political Science (York)

Biography

Dr. Tuna Baskoy is Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. In addition to PhD degree in Political Science from York University (Toronto, 2006), Tuna holds Master of Arts Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey, 1996), and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey, 1995). Tuna's current fields of research are European Union (EU), competition/antitrust and communications policies, e-government and e-democracy. He has been teaching statistics, comparative public administration, public sector restructuring, politics of regional economic integration, and political economy of communications and culture.

Tuna has been involved in the organizing committee of the 1st and 2nd International Conference on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics based in Orlando, Florida. He is also a member of the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS), the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C), and the Young Researchers Network Canada (YRN).

Link to Personal Website: http://www.ryerson.ca/politics/facultyandstaff.html

Research Interests

Communications policy, e-government and e-democracy, European Union, competition policy.

There are three areas that attract my interest. Evaluation of outcomes of communications policy in the European Union empirically; role of competition/antitrust law in regulating communications industry; finally, e- government and democracy in the European Union.

Selected Publications

Book:
(2008). The political economy of European Union competition policy: A case study of the telecommunications industry. London and New York: Routledge.

Articles:

(forthcoming). The European Union and e-democracy: Interactive Policy-Making (IPM). International Journal of Electronic Democracy.

(2005). Effective competition and EU competition law. E-Journal of European and Russian Studies, 1(1), December, 1-21. Online at http://www.jeurus.com/

(2003). Thorstein Veblen’s theory of business competition. Journal of Economic Issues, XXXVII(4), 1121-1137.

(2002). Karl Marx’s theory of market competition. Problematique, 8, (Fall 2002): 4-23.

Current research projects/journals:

I am currently working on three projects. While the first one investigates outcomes of deregulation, liberalization and privatization policies in communications in terms of market structure, price, quality, and employment in the European Union, the second project, collaborating with a graduate student, is about recently formed Commission for Complaints for Telecommunications Services in Canada. Finally, I have been working the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on internal structures of public administration as well as on interactions between state and citizen and business in the European Union.

Link to Personal Website: http://www.ryerson.ca/politics/facultyandstaff.html

 

 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan