Besir Ceka

Besir Ceka is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Davidson College. Professor Ceka was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. He earned his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Bates College and M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

His research examines the causes and consequences of political trust and satisfaction with democracy in Europe. More specifically, Professor Ceka studies the effect of the intensity of party competition on citizen evaluations of the democratic process and trust in political institutions.

Representative Publications

Ares, Macarena, Besir Ceka, and Hanspeter Kriesi. “Diffuse Support for the European Union: Spillover Effects of the Politicization of the European Integration Process at the Domestic Level.” Journal of European Public Policy (2016): 1-25.

Ceka, Besir, and Aleksandra Sojka. “Loving it but not Feeling it yet? The State of European Identity After the Eastern Enlargement.” European Union Politics 17.3 (2016): 482-503.

Armingeon, Klaus, and Besir Ceka. “The Loss of Trust in the European Union during the Great Recession since 2007: The Role of Heuristics from the National Political System.” European Union Politics 15.1 (2013): 82–107.

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