The Association of International Relations Studies of Turkey organizes “round table meetings” which will enhance the participation of students and academicians to the current debates and to discuss the issues in the light of theoretical knowledge.
The first step of the meetings will focus on the concept of democracy.
Democracy is really challenging concept in the sense that there is no certain definition of democracy. This uncertainty stems from the existence of different kinds of democracies in the world.
The recent uprisings in the world actually show that people demand “democracy” but how can we define the concept of democracy and what people expects from “democracy”?
We try to evaluate the concept of democracy by discussing it in a broader context.
Students from different cities and countries will discuss the democracy and academicians will lead these discussion sessions. The meetings will be held in Istanbul and Sarajevo.
Maximum 30 researchers or students will be accepted to the meeting.
Topic: Conceptual, Theoretical and Critical Approaches to Democracy
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Metin BOŞNAK/ International University of Sarajevo
Location: Bosnia-Herzegovina- Sarajevo/ International University of Sarajevo
G.14 Amphitheater No.1
Meeting Language: English
Contact: Aida Cengic
061/ 365- 310
Topic: Democracy Journey of Turkey. “Democratic Consent” in the perspective of Ruler and Ruled
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayşen CANDAŞ/Bogazici University
Location: Istanbul/ Bogaziçi University
South Campus/ John Freely Hall
Meeting Language: Turkish
Contact: Özlem Tunçel
0535 592 77 55