Beril Ocaklı

Beril Ocaklı
Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)

Doctor of Philosophy
PI & Postdoctoral researcher „China, the EU and Economic Development in Eastern Europe and Eurasia“

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Introduction
I am a development practitioner turned academic. I have a track record of leading international transdisciplinary cooperation projects on behalf of the German Federal Government, EU and other multinational organisations in resource governance in Eurasia. My interdisciplinary and multi-method research focuses on extractive infrastructural projects, governance and development in Central Asia and the South Caucasus with an eye towards China/BRI investments.
Additional affiliations
March 2022 - March 2022
Zentrum für osteuropa- und internationale Studien (ZOiS)/Centre for East European & Int. Studies
Position
  • Postdoctoral researcher
Description
  • PI „China, the EU and Economic Development in Eastern Europe and Eurasia” . Research on how and why Chinese/BRI infrastructure projects unfold on the ground in Central Asia and South Caucasus.
November 2021 - February 2022
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Position
  • Postdoctoral researcher
Description
  • - Advancing interdisciplinary research on “Infra/structures of extrActivism in post/Soviet space” with initial focus on Georgia - Scientific coordination and strategic development of ‘Postdoc Academy: Leadership for an Anthropocene World’ (LEAD) together with Leuphana Universität of Lüneburg, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Drift Rotterdam
April 2018 - May 2018
Arizona State University
Position
  • Visiting research fellow
Description
  • Collaborative research and design of experiments for the analysis of norms of cooperation in resource conflicts.
Education
October 2006 - November 2007
September 2002 - July 2006
Corvinus University of Budapest
Field of study
  • International Economics

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Publications (4)
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Faced with mounting resistance against mining, neoliberal governance resorts to polarising strategies that delegitimise the heterogenous positions people hold regarding mining. In this paper, we contrast and complicate these dichotomies with the lived experiences on the ground in Kyrgyzstan. We focus on the ‘Taldy-Bulak Levoberezhny’ gold mine near...
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Confronted with advancing resource frontiers, local communities increasingly rely on conflict to re-establish order in the face of problematic interdependences brought about by mining transactions. This article captures the interactions at national level that engender these interdependences in the first place. We explore how national actor groups i...
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In October 2013, around 200 protestors from the rural settlement Maidan in Kyrgyzstan clashed violently with the representatives of the exploration company as they brought in the first excavator to construct the mining infrastructure for the 'Shambesai' gold deposit. This paper is an attempt to understand the processes and practices that have led t...
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Confronted with advancing resource frontiers, local communities increasingly rely on conflict to re-establish order in the face of problematic interdependences brought about by mining transactions. This article captures the interactions at national level that engender these interdependences in the first place. We explore how national actor groups i...

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Focusing on expanding gold mining in Kyrgyzstan in the last three decades, the given project contributes to spatially reworked, historicising and politically sensitive understandings of globally advancing resource extractivism through analysing its local dynamics and ramifications for people.