Dear List Members,
Centre For Black Sea and Central Asia (KORA), Middle East
Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, organizes an international
conference entitled "Political Culture and Civil Society in the Black
Sea Region" on 18-20 October 2001. The central theme of the conference
will be state-society relationships in the post-Soviet context, with
particular reference to the Black Sea Region. It aims to provide a
comparative basis for understanding state-society relations in the
post-Soviet context in relation to the changing nature of this
relationship. Please find more information below or in the attached
word document and please forward it to anybody who may be interested.
CALL FOR PAPERS
POLITICAL CULTURE AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE BLACK SEA REGION
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (Ankara, TURKEY)
Centre for Black Sea and Central Asia
Sponsored by UNESCO
The international conference entitled 'Political Culture and Civil
Society in the Black Sea Region' will be organised by the Centre For
Black Sea and Central Asia (KORA), Middle East Technical University
on 18-20 October 2001.
KORA is one of the most well-known research institutes in Turkey
working on the countries of the former Soviet Union, generating
systematic and scientific knowledge about these countries. Its area of
activity ranges from conducting research projects to organising
panels, seminars and national and international conferences (in order
to get more information on these activities please see our web pages:
www.metu.edu.tr/index.html and www.metu.edu.tr/wwwkora ).
The central theme of the conference will be state-society
relationships in the post-Soviet context, with particular reference to
the Black Sea Region. It aims to provide a comparative basis for
understanding state-society relations in the post-Soviet context in
relation to the changing nature of this relationship. This conference
will cover various topics such as:
· The role of civil society in the process of democratisation
(including grassroots movements, governmental and non-governmental
· Political culture and participation (elections, formation of
political parties, role of public opinion, etc.)
· The role of international agencies in the process of democratisation
(international governmental and non-governmental organisations)
· State-society relationship (institution building, authority
patterns, structuring/restructuring of the economy, law-making
process, constitutions, national identity formation)
· Environmental issues
· Gender Issues (women's participation in politics, continuity and
change patterns related to women's problems in the post-Soviet
context, women's organisations)
There will be approximately 30 papers to be presented in this
conference. Conference will be held in English.
Location: The conference will be held at Middle East Technical
University, Ankara, TURKEY.
Application: There is no particular form to submit the paper's
proposals. You could send the proposals by e-mail or by fax. All the
proposals must be send to the administrative coordinator of the
conference (Leman Rzayeva, kora@...
, tel/fax: (90 312) 210 30
51). KORA does not require any conference fee for participation.
Proposals must include:
-the title and the abstract of the paper (in English, 300-500 words)
-the affiliation, postal address, e-mail, telephone and fax of the
-a short Curriculum Vitae of the applicant
Visual equipment is available upon request.
Funding: Limited funding will be available for some participants,
especially from the countries of the former Soviet Union and East
Europe, who will be invited to present their papers in this
conference. This funding will cover travel, accommodation and food
Deadline for the submission of proposals: 1st May 2001
Deadline for the submission of full papers: 1st October 2001
We will inform you about acceptance of your proposals by 1st June 2001
We expect that selected papers of this conference will be published
for international academic community.
We look forward to welcoming you at the conference.
KORA (Centre for Black Sea and Central Asia)
METU Inonu Avenue 06531 Ankara Türkiye
Tel/Fax: (90 312) 210 30 51, E-mail: kora@...
Prof. Ayse Ayata, tel: (90 312) 210 20 46, fax: (90 312) 210 30 51,
Asst. Prof. Dr. Pinar Akcali, tel: (90 312) 210 20 02, fax: (90 312)
210 30 51, e-mail: akcali@...
Leman Rzayeva (Administrative Coordinator), tel/fax: (90 312) 210 30
51, e-mail: kora@...