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Dr Firat Cengiz, a senior lecturer in law and Marie Curie Fellow at the School of Law and Social Justice of the University of Liverpool.

Hello! Thanks for visiting my website. I am Dr Firat Cengiz. I am a senior lecturer in law and Marie Curie Fellow at the School of Law and Social Justice of the University of Liverpool. Previously I worked and researched at the University of Tilburg (the Netherlands), European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and Georgetown University (Washington D.C.) I have a PhD in law and a masters degree in international competition law from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK).

My research interests cover a wide area of European Union governance, including economic governance and its legitimacy, Turkey–European Union relations and gender equality. As a unifying theme of these research interests, I am primarily interested in citizens’ democratic engagement with policymaking. My research is interdisciplinary cutting across law, political science and economics. I have vast experience in collaborating with political scientists and economists. My teaching is also interdisciplinary and it is cultivated with my international teaching experiences. Among others, I teach a highly popular, interdisciplinary and research-led law and economics module in Liverpool.

My current research project benefits from a competitive and prestigious European Union Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. This project is entitled ‘Anchoring the Consumer: Legitimacy and Accountability in Competition Law’. The project investigates the roles played by citizens and institutions representing their interests (including civil society, courts and the European Parliament) in the European Union’s competition policymaking.

I am very much interested in working with others from and outside academia interested in these subjects, including civil society organisations, NGOs and media. If you are interested in my research, I would like to hear from you. Please get in touch.

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Focus group on public spending and gender equality

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Would you like to take part in a discussion about how to improve local public spending to meet women's needs…

‘Gendering’ the EU budget? Why gender equality should play a greater role in EU budget negotiations

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Coverage of EU budget negotiations typically focuses on the contributions of individual member states and the trade-offs required to secure…

Gender Responsive EU Budgeting Update of the study ‘The EU Budget for Gender Equality’ and review of its conclusions and recommendations

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This Study updates the 2015 Study entitled ‘The EU Budget for Gender Equality’. It investigates whether, and to what extent,…

Gendering the EU Budget: Can European Parliament play the role of a gender budgeting advocate?

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Abstract: This chapter critically investigates the EU budgetary process and the EU budget from a gender equality perspective using an original…

Antitrust Federalism in the EU and the US

The EU and the US are the preeminent examples of multi-level polities and both have highly developed competition policies.

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Turkey and the European Union Facing New Challenges and Opportunities

In recent years, Turkey has become an ever more important actor on the international stage.

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