Dr. Ilker Gündoğan

Room: MB 3.159
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-26446
Facsimile: +49 (0)234 32-14585

Profilbild Ilker Gündogan
Profilbild Ilker Gündogan

Ilker Gündoğan received his PhD from the Ruhr University Bochum and is a Research Fellow at the ESSCA School of Management – EU*Asia Institute, and an Affiliate Researcher at the Jean Monnet Centre for EU-Asia Connectivity at the Ruhr University Bochum. 

  • Chinese politics
  • Political economy
  • Policy making
  • EU-China relations
  • Sport Diplomacy

Gündoğan, Ilker. "Political Steering Theory in the Era of ‘Top-Level Design’: The Unexpected Implications of Campus Football in Xi Jinping’s China." Asian Journal of Sport History & Culture (2024): 1-22.

Gündoğan, Ilker. "Institutional Change in the Governance of Chinese Football: The Era of ‘Top-Level Design’ Under the Leadership of Xi Jinping." The International Journal of the History of Sport (2024): 1-22.

Gündoğan, Ilker. "China's Responses After the Russian War of Aggression Against Ukraine vis-à-vis the European Union and Its Own Population." Journal of Current Chinese Affairs (2023): 18681026231212493.

Gündogan, Ilker. "Where good intentions fail: The limits of sport diplomacy with the People’s Republic of China under the leadership of Xi Jinping." Sports Law, Policy & Diplomacy Journal 1.1 (2023): 105-130.

Gündoğan, Ilker, and Albrecht Sonntag. "Chinese football in the era of Xi Jinping: What do supporters think?." Journal of current Chinese affairs 47.1 (2018): 103-141.

Einführung in Arbeitstechniken und Methoden der sozialwissenschaftlichen Ostasienforschung (Gruppe A und B)

I am happy to supervise theses on political steering and/or institutional change from the theoretical perspective of actor-centred institutionalism in various policy fields in China, preferably on technology & innovation, foreign policy and sports policy.

PhD scholarship holder of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation between 2018 and 2022.