Scholarly Works

Portland State maintains a database of scholarly works of staff, students, and faculty members called PDXScholar. You can also view the specific scholarly works of CUPA staff, students, and faculty members. Check this page often for featured scholarly works from CUPA faculty members.

Featured Scholarly Work

Global Power and Transition and the Future of the European Union


Today, the European Union faces challenges that not only threaten internal cohesion but also its position in the global system. This book is about the future of the EU in the light of global power transition taking place in the 21st Century and demonstrates how its future rests on a delicate balance between policy challenge, member states’ interests, and convergence or divergence of societal values across its peoples.

The book examines factors behind the decline of the EU relative to the rise of China and other powers in the global hierarchy and what policy options are available for EU leaders to implement in order to compete as a global actor. It analyses determinants of regional integration, key policy challenges the EU faces in its quest for an "ever deeper union" and identifies significant factors (i.e., power relations, economic relations, emergent social values across the EU) that can explain likelihood of further integration or conflict between EU member states.

This text will be essential reading to scholars, students and practitioners interested in European Union politics and International Relations and Security studies and Comparative politics.
Birol A. Yeşilada is Professor of Political Science and International Studies & Contemporary Turkish Studies Chair at Portland State University, USA.
Jacek Krugler is an Elisabeth Helm Rosecrans Professor of World Politics and Political Economy at Claremont Graduate University, USA.
Gaspare Genna is Professor in the Department of Political Science at The University of Texas at El Paso, USA.
Osman Göktuğ Tanrıkulu is a PhD student at Portland State University, USA.