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Baskoy, Tuna

Tuna Baskoy

Associate Professor; Department Chair
EducationPhD (Political Science): York (Can.)
Phone(416) 979-5000 x 552702

Spoken Languages

English, Turkish


Dr. Tuna Baskoy is Associate Professor in, and Chair of, the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Toronto Metropolitan University. In addition to a PhD in Political Science from York University (completed in May 2006), Tuna holds Master of Arts Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Bilkent University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Middle East Technical University, both of which are located in Ankara, Turkey.

Tuna’s fields of research and teaching interests are research methods, statistics and computer applications, comparative public policy and administration with special focus on competition/antitrust and telecommunication policies, theories of capitalist market competition, political economy of European integration, e-government and e-democracy. He is currently completing a comparative study of extraterritorial enforcement of U.S. and E.U. competition/antitrust policies.

Tuna has been involved in the organizing committee of the 1st and 2nd International Conference on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics based in Orlando, Florida. A member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Dr. Baskoy is also a member of the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS), the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C), and the Young Researchers Network – Canada (YRN).

  • “Thorstein B. Veblen's Philosophy of Technology and Modern Capitalism.”  In The Future of Engineering: Philosophical Foundations, Ethical Problems and Application Cases, ed. Albrecht Fritzsche, Sascha Julian Oks, 137-149.  Philosophy of Engineering and Technology series.  New York:  Springer International Publishing AG, 2018.
  • “Heterodox Theories of Business Competition.” In The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics, ed. Tae-Hee Jo, Lynne Chester, and Carlo D'Ippoliti, 213-25 (ch. 15). London and New York: Routledge, 2018.
  • “Social provisioning process, market instability, and managed competition.”  In Advancing the Frontiers of Heterodox Economics: Essays in Honor of Frederic S. Lee, ed. Tae-Hee Jo & Zdravka Todorova, 248-64. London and New York: Routledge, 2015.
  • “Market governance.”  In The Elgar companion to Post Keynesian economics, ed. J.E. King, 387-392.  Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2012.
  • “Assessing policy capacity in Canada's public services: Perspectives of deputy and assistant deputy ministers” (with Bryan Evans and John Shields).  Canadian Public Administration 54:2 (June 2011): 217–234.
  • “Business Competition and the 2007–8 Financial Crisis: A Post Keynesian Approach.”  In Heterodox Analysis Of Financial Crisis And Reform:  History, Politics and Economics, ed. Joëlle LeClaire, Tae-Hee Jo, Jane Knodell, 124-136.  Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011.
  • “E-government: Adaptive, Not Transformative” (with Anne Bermonte).  In Approaching Public Administration:  Core Debates and Emerging Issues, ed. Roberto P. Leone and Frank L.K. Ohemeng, 289-298.  Toronto:  Emond Montgomery Publications, 2011.
  • “The European Union and e-Democracy: Interactive Policy Making (IPM).”  International Journal of Electronic Democracy 1:2 (2009): 217-232.
  • The Political Economy of European Union Competition Policy: A Case Study of the Telecommunications Industry.  New York:  Routledge, 2008.
    • Reviewed by Ian Bartle, Capital and Class 35:1 (2011): 159-161.
  • “Effective Competition and EU Competition Law.” E-Journal of European and Russian Studies 1:1 (December 2005): 1-21.
  • “Thorstein Veblen’s Theory of Business Competition.” Journal of Economic Issues XXXVII:4 (December 2003): 1121-1137.
  • “Karl Marx’s Theory of Market Competition.” Problematique 8 (Fall 2002): 4-23.