V. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE
NOVEMBER 30, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
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.
JUNE 16, 2017
AUGUST 11, 2017
Full papers submission:
AUGUST 18, 2017
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
Authoritarianism and neo-liberalism
Securitization in politics
Repression, police, and surveillance networks
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
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.
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Assoc. Prof. E. Zeynep Suda, Istanbul University
Assist. Prof. Ateş Uslu, Istanbul University
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
9:50 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
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
11:45 Exploitation of Soviet-era Cultural Heritage for Patriality-authoritarianism Reproduction in Modern Russia
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
13:15 V. V. Putin: Reverse Side of Political Leadership
System of Relationship Between Mosque and Ruling Authority
Bashir Abul Qaraya