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CfP: Political Culture and Civil Society in the Black Sea Region, Ankara, 18-20.10.2001

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  • sadan inan ruma
    Dear List Members, Centre For Black Sea and Central Asia (KORA), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, organizes an international conference
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 14, 2001
      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
      (KORA)
      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
      organisations, etc.)
      · 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:
      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
      applicant
      -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
      expenses.

      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.
      Organising Committee
      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,
      e-mail: kora@...
      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@...
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