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Besir Ceka

Besir Ceka completed his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently working as a Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute.

Ceka’s research examines the causes and consequences of political trust and satisfaction with democracy in European states. He systematically investigates the factors that explain satisfaction with democracy and its main institutions and then explores the consequences of such evaluations for voting behavior.

Ceka has also focused on the effects of the economic crisis that began in 2008 on diffuse support for the European Union and the idea of European integration. He has been involved in a co-authored book project called International Government that seeks to measure and analyze the authority of international organizations. Specifically, this book, which is currently under contract with Oxford University Press, seeks to explain the authority and change of 72 international organizations from 1950 (or the time of their establishment) to 2012. Dr. Ceka’s work will also soon be published in Comparative Political Studies and European Union Politics.

Dr. Ceka has taught multiple courses at UNC-Chapel Hill and has been a visiting fellow at the University of Bern (Switzerland).