POLITSCI'14: Political Science in Contemporary World: Neoliberalism, Crises and Social Resistance Mo (POLITSCI'14)

Organization: DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center)


Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Event Date/Time: Dec 10, 2014 / 9:00 am - (GMT +2:00 hours) End Date/Time: Dec 12, 2014 / 6:00 pm - (GMT +2:00 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 05, 2014 Time: 08:00:00(GMT +2:00 hours)
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Theorizing and Experiencing Politics

The main objective of the Political Science Conference is to provide a platform for academic discussions on politics by taking into account both "theory" and "praxis". This year's conference will focus primarily on neoliberalism and its impact on various aspects of the social body: forms of state, social classes, accumulation and political regimes, rationalities of government, social resistance movements, gender regimes etc. The conference will also focus on the questions of contemporary political theory and problematize political science as a discipline. 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 researches that will broaden our insights into the field of political science. We encourage submission of abstracts derived from papers in other disciplines, hoping to engage in inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary dialogues that will be helpful for adding 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 for expanding the horizons of political theory which aims to overcome the limits of traditional boundaries, mainstream perspectives and concerns.


Beyazit Yerleskesi


DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center)

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Social Classes and Late Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism in the post-crisis Period: States and Changing Accumulation Regimes

Changes in State-Capital Relations

The Impact of Economic Crises in late 2000s on Middle Classes


State Crises, Regime Crises and Neoliberal Governmentality

State Forms under Transition, New Regulatory Frameworks and Hegemonic Projects

New State Forms and New Governmental Techniques

Political Regimes/Political Crises under Late Neoliberalism and Authoritarian Tendencies

Crises of Political Hegemony and New Political Rationalities in 2000s


Urban Space, Class Struggles and Social Resistance Movements under Late Neoliberalism

Power, Sovereignty and Resistance in the Urban Space New Forms of Class Struggles

Theory, Action and Social Protests

Urban Marginality


Gender Regimes under Late Neoliberalism

Gender, Politics and Space

Women, Poverty and New Regulatory Frameworks

Queer Politics and Neoliberalism

Reconstructing Manhood under Late Neoliberalism


State and Repression-Surveillance Network

State, Coercion and Social Control

The State and Surveillance Network

Security State, the "State of Emergency" and the Legal Sphere


Politics of Time, Space and Memory under Late Neoliberalism

Politics of Urban Restructuring under Late Neoliberalism

Cultural Heritage and Sites of Memory

Politics of Memory 


Problematizing Politics as a Discipline

Epistemological discussions

Debates on Methodology in Politics

New interdisciplinary Approaches to Political Science

Teaching Difficult and/or Controversial Subjects Research and teaching politics