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Kerem Öge

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Teaching Fellow in Climate Change and Public Policy

MA Course Director in Public Policy

Employability and Alumni Relations Lead

WIHEA Fellow


Room: E1.10

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Mondays: 09:30-10:30 online

Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30 in person

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I am a Teaching Fellow in Climate Change and Public Policy. Previously, I have worked as a lecturer at King’s College London, Aston University, and University of Nottingham.

I studied at the Middle East Technical University for a BSc in International Relations and a Minor degree in International Economics. I have an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick and I received my PhD in Political Science from Boston College, Massachusetts in 2013. I have held postdoctoral positions at Université Laval and McGill University.


My research interests include energy policy and geopolitics, climate policy, political economy of natural resources, transparency and corruption, AI and digital surveillance.

I am currently working on a book manuscript on Energy Security. In this book, I am developing a new theoretical concept called ‘transit security’, which explores the causal relationship between global production networks and energy conflicts in Europe. On this topic, I have recently published a research article in Geopolitics.

I have recently been awarded an Open Research Area (ORA) funding for my collaborative project titled 'Frames in Production: actors, networks, diffusion’ (FRAMENET) (2021-2024). I am a Co-Investigator for the project, which seeks to trace the origins of communication frames globally in six issue areas. I look particularly into the networks of frames on climate change mitigation and surveillance (facial recognition technology) and discover how they diffuse by using discourse network analysis.


PO132: Contemporary Themes in Comparative Politics

PO3A5: The Politics of Climate Change

PO9F5: Energy Security

PO977: Theories and Traditions in Public Policy


Öge, K. (2023-Forthcoming) "Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative", Edward Elgar Encyclopedia of Corruption.

Öge, K. (2019) “Understanding Pipeline Politics in Eurasia: Turkey’s Transit Security in Natural Gas”, Geopolitics.

Öge, K. (2017). “Elite Preferences and Impediments to Transparency Promotion in Kazakhstan” Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 50(2).

Öge, K. (2017). “Transparent Autocracies: Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and Civil Society in Authoritarian States”, The Extractive Industries and Society, 4 (4).

Öge, K. (2016) To Disclose or not to Disclose: The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Transparency Reforms. Energy Policy, 98, 133-141.

Öge, K. (2016). Which Transparency Matters? Compliance with Anti-Corruption Efforts in Extractive Industries. Resources Policy, 49, 41-50.

Öge , K. (2015). Geopolitics and Revenue Transparency in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 56(1), 89-110

Öge , K. (2014). The Limits of Transparency Promotion in Azerbaijan: External Remedies to ‘Reverse the Curse’. Europe-Asia Studies, 66(9), 1482-1500.