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POLITSCI '18 / V. International Political Science Conference will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).

All abstracts are going to be selected according to double blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.


We invite you to join us at the event in Istanbul and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.


For the publication opportunities, registration conditions and presentation instructions, please visit the REGISTRATION INFO page. For accommodation opportunities and city tours, please read the ACCOMMODATION & TOURS page. 


Every generation so far believe that their age is special, full of tensions, problems and contradictions, hard to understand and analyze.. This is how we feel. In the midst of the wars and social tensions, economic crisis as well as hopes for a better world.


In 2018 Political Science Conference we like to discuss on the theoretical and practical matters of politics and social processes, the means of formation of authoritarian power as well as potentialities of resistance to authoritarianism; social movements, dialectics of force and consent in the creation of power, and the means of ideological legitimization of government policies.


There are various forms of parliamentary democracy in the world and some of them are quiet far from meeting its basic prerequisites. However, recently there are various complaints about the failures and shortcomings of parliamentary democracy even in the most developed countries. Especially the concept of political representation has become the basic problematic issue in dealing with parliamentary democracy. It is completely related to the decrease in voting turnout in most of the developed “parliamentary democracies” as most of the people do not think that they are being represented in one way or another. In that sense the shortcomings and failures of parliamentary democracy and political representation would be very useful to deal with the most current and popular problem.


These are among the themes to be tackled within the framework of the event.


The conference aims to constitute a forum for prolific exchanges between different theoretical perspectives, interests and concerns prevalent within political science. We welcome papers based on original research in politics. We also encourage submission of abstracts derived from papers in other disciplines, including history, philosophy, and economics, hoping to engage in inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary dialogues that will add to our understanding of what political theory may mean for people today living in rapidly changing national, social and cultural contexts.


Our hope is to initiate fruitful discussions aiming at expanding the horizons of political theory through problematizing traditional boundaries, mainstream perspectives and concerns.


Presently the world is witnessing a series of radical transformations in the political sphere; the debate about the great transformation of the 2010s is focusing on the process of authoritarianization on the one hand, and on social and political resistance movements on the other. A manifold of political and social scientists tend to situate power and resistance in the contemporary world within a broader process, and tend to analyze them as components of political and social dynamics related to late capitalism, or, of neo-liberalization. The current forms of political power (including “illiberal democracy” and other less conventional forms of authoritarian regimes) can be also linked to the destruction of the public sphere in the real sense of the word, and to the creation of an imagined/fabricated “public sphere”. This process implies the use of means such as the rewriting of history, and distortion of reality, within a seemingly democratic and participatory framework and renders analyses related to forms of power and resistance and the importance of creating genuine public spaces crucial. We believe the gathering of scholars who work on the complex web of relationships between political institutions, society, and the individual with a focus on the dialectics between consent and coercion in politics and who seek to transcend perspectives that tend to confine the question of authoritarianism to a schematic struggle between State and civil society will be most fruitful.



Abstract submission: 

JUNE 16, 2017


AUGUST 11, 2017

Full papers submission: 

AUGUST 18, 2017


Registration Deadline: 

NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Full papers submission: 

NOVEMBER 2, 2018




Participants can also apply to DAKAM's journal; INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES to be reviewed. For details please visit www.dakam.org/ijssis

Will be announced




I. Political System and Institutions

The State: Coercion and Hegemony
Democracy and authoritarian regimes

Representation and function of parliamentary democracy

Shortcomings and failures of the parliamentary system
Authoritarian populism
Illiberal democracy
Authoritarianism and neo-liberalism
Securitization in politics
Repression, police, and surveillance networks

Ideological Apparatuses
Education and Legitimization
Mass Media, Social Media and Politics of Authority and Resistance

Social Movements and Counter-Hegemony
Ways of Resistance to Authoritarianism
Gender and political power
Gendered effects of the rise of authoritarianism
Ecologism and resistance
Humor and Politics

II. Political Thinking and Ideologies

Political Philosophy
Legitimacy of Political Power: Philosophical Insights
Waning of the public space and the public citizen

Religion and Politics
The power of religion in the public sphere
Religious Extremism: Identity, Class and Propaganda

Political Symbols and Political Memory
The use of symbols and rituals in politics
Political memory: Centenary and millenary anniversaries
Art, architecture and politics
Spaces of memory, memories of space



NIPPON Meeting Halls in Istanbul

Nippon Hotel, Taksim

Topçu Caddesi No:6, Taksim, Beyoğlu, Turkey


Nippon Meeting Halls are located in the heart of Taksim, the cultural center of Istanbul and it is easily accessible by metro, taxi or bus. 


You can easily reach Nippon Conference Halls by walking from Taksim Square.


Taksim can be regarded one of the most central places in Istanbul.


From the airport you can directly reach Taksim by taking the white HAVATAŞ Buses. Taksim

is also accessible by many bus lines, yellow minibus lines or two different metro lines.


Here are some useful links for public transportation in Istanbul.


Click here for the Istanbul metro network map.


Click here for the transportation fares and cards.


Click here for general information on public transportation in Istanbul.



Organizing Committee 

Assoc. Prof. E. Zeynep Suda, Istanbul University

Assist. Prof. Ateş Uslu, Istanbul University



Scientific Committee


Prof. Dr. Deniz Kandiyoti, Emeritus Professor, University of London

Prof. Dr. David M. Smith, Middlesex University

Prof. Dr. Birsen Örs, Istanbul University

Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Komsuoğlu Çıtıpıtıoğlu, Istanbul University


Prof. Dr. Nazım İrem, İstanbul Aydın University


Prof. Dr. Namık Sinan Turan, Istanbul University


Prof. Dr. Burak Samih Gülboy, Istanbul University

Prof. Dr. Berch Berberoglu

Prof. Dr. Klas Borell


Assoc. Prof. Sevgi Uçan Çubukçu, Istanbul University


Assoc. Prof. İnci Özkan Kerestecioğlu, Istanbul University


Assoc. Prof. Arnault Skornicki, Paris West University Nanterre La Défense


Assist. Prof. Güven Gürkan Öztan, Istanbul University


Dr. Biriz Berksoy, Istanbul University


Dr. Tatiana Senyushkina, Taurida National V.I.Vernadsky University



9:30       Registration

9:50        Opening Remarks


10:00     Formation of the Russian Political Nation Under Condition of the Network Society

Alexander Kurochkin, Daria Maltseva

10:15     On Classification of Information Wars

Nataliia Krasovskaia, Andrey Gulyaev

10:30     Public Opinion as a Political Tool for Farm Lobby

Akio Nawakura

10:45     Discussion

11:00     Coffee Break


11:15     Regional of Application of Turkey’s Climate Change Policy Through Data Evaluation

Aylin Çelik Turan, Yıldız Aksoy

11:30     A Rawlsian Approach to De-securitization: Public Reason and the Judiciary

Valentin Stoian

11:45     Exploitation of Soviet-era Cultural Heritage for Patriality-authoritarianism Reproduction in Modern Russia

Tatiana Rastimeshina

12:00     Discussion

12:15     Lunch


12:45     Ideological and Geopolitical Dimensions of the Middle East

Mumtaz Ahmad Shah, Tabraz S. S.

13:00     Gramscian Concept of ‘passive Revolution’ to Understand the Global Periphery: the Case of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution

Karim Pourhamzavi

13:15     V. V. Putin: Reverse Side of Political Leadership

Aleksandr Pirogov


Certificate Hand-out



System of Relationship Between Mosque and Ruling Authority

Bashir Abul Qaraya







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