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Contemporary Turkish Studies Annual Doctoral Dissertation Conference (2008-11)



Contemporary Turkish Studies
3rd Annual Doctoral Dissertation Conference Programme


Friday, 6 May 2011

Venue: New Academic Building (NAB), LSE,

  54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ, London, UK

09:00 – 09:30

Arrival and Coffee (Room 2.08, NAB, LSE)



09:30 – 10:10

10:10 – 10:50

Session 1 (Room 2.08, NAB, LSE)

Chairs: Professor Deniz Kandiyoti and Professor Şevket Pamuk

 The Impact of Parties and Party Systems on Democratic Consolidation: The Case of Turkey
Şebnem Yardımcı Geyikçi, University of Essex

 State, Nation and Religious Majoritarianism in Turkey
Ceren Coşkun, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

10:50 – 11:05

Coffee Break (Room 2.08, NAB, LSE)



11:05 – 11:45

11:45 – 12:25

Session 2 (Room 2.08, NAB, LSE)

Chairs: Professor Deniz Kandiyoti and Professor Şevket Pamuk

 Not the Same Old Story: Re-Imaging Narrative on the Kurdish Issue
Sebastiano Sali, King's College London

 Political Change, Protest Mobilization and the Police: Turkey under
Kıvanç Atak, European University Institute, Italy

12:25 – 14:00

Lunch Break


14:00 – 14:40

14:40 – 15: 20

15:20 – 16:00

Parallel Session 3.1 (Room 1.15, NAB, LSE)

Chair: Professor Deniz Kandiyoti

 Between Kemalism and Islam: A Comparative Study of Republican, Liberal and Political Liberal Models of Secularism in Turkey
Mehmet Müderrisoğlu, University College London (UCL)

 The Influence of Europeanization on Religious Discourses in Framing Gender Equality and Intimate Citizenship Policies in Turkey
Ana Frank, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 EU Conditionality and Minority Rights: A Contradictory Change in Turkey
Zelal Başak Kızılkan-Kısacık, University of Cologne, Germany 



14:00 – 14:40

14:40 – 15: 20

 15:20 – 16:00

Parallel Session 3.2 (Room 1.09, NAB, LSE)

Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk

 Coded Criticism in "National" Literatures: Using Ankaraas a key to Yaban and the Newspaper Kampana as a Key to To Noumero
Natasha Lemos, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

 The Living Legacy of Modernism: Catalysing the Industrial Past
Övgü Pelen, University of Manchester

 Educational Governance in Turkey: A Centralized National Education System under the Influence of Civil Society and International Organisations
Inga Schwarz, Tubingen University, Germany

16:00 – 16:20

Coffee Break (1st Floor Open Area, NAB, LSE)



16:20 – 17:00

17:00 – 17:40

Parallel Session 4.1 (Room 1.15, NAB, LSE)

Chair: Professor Deniz Kandiyoti

  Understanding State-Civil Society Cooperation in Turkey through the Process of the Institutionalization of Human Rights
Hakkı Onur Arıner, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

 Europeanization of Migration and the Effects on Non-State Actors:
The Turkish Case
Damla Bayraktar, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey



16:20 – 17:00

17:00 – 17:40

Parallel Session 4.2 (Room 1.09, NAB, LSE)

Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk

 The Emergence, Consolidation and Significance of the AK Party in Turkey
Sevinç Bermek, University of Warwick

 A Reinvention of Tradition: AKP's Local Politics and Conservatism in Turkey Charlotte Joppien, University of Hamburg, Germany


17:40 – 18:00

Closing Remarks

Professor Deniz Kandiyoti and Professor Şevket Pamuk (Room, 1.15, NAB,LSE)

Note on the Chairs:

Deniz Kandiyoti: Emeritus Professor of Development Studies, School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS)

Şevket Pamuk: Professor of Economics and Economic History, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)



Contemporary Turkish Studies


3rd Annual Doctoral Dissertation Conference

Friday, 6 May 2011


The Third Doctoral Dissertation Conference of LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies will take place on Friday, 6th of May 2011, at London School of Economics and Political Science. The purpose of this Conference is to discuss and contribute to the development of dissertations on Turkey. It is intended to help doctoral students present their ideas and findings to wider audiences. The Conference invites applications from students from a wide range of disciplines including politics, economics, international relations, cultural studies, sociology, history, literature, to present their doctoral dissertation research. 

 Please send your application to the following e-mail address no later than Friday,18 February 2011: euroinst.turkish.studies@lse.ac.uk

Presentations in the Conference will be selected on the basis of the following information:

 - Abstract of the research to be presented (between 400 and 500 words)

 - Title of the PhD thesis and research institution

 - A brief CV including the programme of study, year of study, supervisor of research

  Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, 7 March 2011 and will be asked to submit their full paper by Friday, 15 April 2011.

 Conference Organization Committee

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science

 For further information, please contact:

Ümit Sönmez

Research Officer: Turkey and European Union
Contemporary Turkish Studies
European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
Tel: 0044 (020) 79556067





LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies 2nd Annual Doctoral Dissertation Conference

is held on
Friday, 1 May 2009 at the Canada Blanch Room, J116 (First Floor),Cowdray House, Portugal Street, LSE



09:00 – 09:30

Arrival and Coffee

09:30 – 11:00

Session 1: Turkish Foreign Policy: Historical Insights, Contemporary Challenges

 Turkey's Accession to NATO: Building a 'Little America'

 Reem Abou-El-Fadl, Oxford University

 Turkish Foreign Policy after the end of Cold War: From Securitising to  
 De-securitising Actor?

 Paula Sandrin, University of Westminster

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45

Session 2:   Civil Society : Changing Actors and Strategies in the EU Accession Process

 The Route to Accession Talks – EU-Turkey Relations 1997-2004:  
 Tracing the Process

 Natalie Martin, Loughborough University

 Politics of Civil Society: The Early Impact of EU Pre-accession Funding 
 on Turkish Advocacy NGOs

 Markus Ketola, LSE

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00- 15:30

Session 3: Shifting Boundaries in Contemporary Turkey: Class and Community

 The Princes Islands of İstanbul: Coexistence, Sociability and Memory  
 in  a Multi-Faith, Multi-Ethnic Island Network

 Deniz Duru, University of Sussex

 Globalization, Class and Nationalism: An Analysis of Post-1980 
 Privatization Process in Turkey

 Cemil Boyraz, İstanbul Bilgi University 

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30

Session 4: Social Transformation in the Context of Modernity and Globalisation

 Worshipping Globalisation: The Role of Associations of Conservative  
 Muslim Businessmen in Transforming the Turkish State

 Ebru İlhan, King's College

 Conceptualisation of the Muslim Work Ethic within Turkish Context

 Selçuk Uygur, Brunel University

17:30 – 17:45

Closing Remarks

Prof. Şevket Pamuk

Note: All sessions are chaired by Professor Şevket Pamuk.




LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies 1st Doctoral Dissertation Conference   

7-8 March 2008   

Venue: Canada Blanch Room, J116 (First Floor), Cowdray House, Portugal Street, LSE


   Friday, 7 March 2008 

09:30 - 10:10

Enacting Citizenship: Practices of Intimacy and Gift-Giving in Turkey

Hilal Alkan Zeybek, Open University


10:10 - 10:50

The Challenges of Emerging Multiculturalism in Turkey and the Governance Response

 Kadir Onur Unutulmaz, Oxford University





11:00 - 11:40

The Pioneers of the Turkey-Germany Relations. The German Armaments Industry (1871-1914)

 Naci Yorulmaz, University of Birmingham


11:40 - 12:20

Blind Gaze: Looking at the Provincial Histories

S. Ozan Zeybek, Open University



Lunch Break


14:00 - 14:40

Nationalist Ideologies in Turkey and Syria from 1980s to the Present

 Melike Kara, EHESS


14:40 - 15:20

The Democrat Party and Turkish Nationalism

Zelal Ozdemir Samur, LSE





15:30 - 16:10

Transformation of Turkey's Strategic Perceptions towards the Middle East after the Cold War

Ugur Kaya, EHESS


16:10 - 16:50

The Impact of EU on Turkish Foreign Policy: Turkey's Bilateral and Multilateral Relations

Miguel Medina Abellan, CambridgeUniversity


16:50- 17:00



17:00 - 17:40  

Transnational Relations and Border-Crossing Activities of Alevi Communities in Europe

Besim Can Zirh, University College London


17:40 - 18:20   

Diversity of Experience: Construction of Transnational Social Spaces among Turkish Speaking Youth in London

Dogus Simsek,  City University

  Saturday, 8 March 2008 

09:30 - 10:10   

Turkey's Transition to "Good Governance" through Transparency and Accountability? The Perspective of Civil Society"

 Sirin Duygulu, University of Massachusetts 


10:10 - 10:50   

Early Impacts of EU funding for Turkish NGO's: Whose Agenda

 Markus Ketola, LSE





11:00 - 11:40

Transnational Governance and Global Democratic Deficit: Insights from Labour Markets in Turkey and India

Tugce Bulut, CambridgeUniversity


11:40 - 12:20   

The Development of the Cukurova Region in Southern Turkey in the Context of Global Networks

Simon Suffa, Universitat Wurzburg 



Lunch Break



The Turkish Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector and the European Information Society: Innovation for Integration

Aygen S. Kurt, University of East London