Deadline for application: 15 September 2012
The Fourteenth Mediterranean Research Meeting will take place at Mersin, Turkey on 20 23 March 2013. The MRM 2013 is co-organised and co-financed by Mersin University.
The MRM is organised around 15 workshops. in 2013, workshop number three is entitled: Guardians or oppressors: the military-civil relations and democratization in the Mediterranean littoral
The general literature of democratic transition should be completed by studies focused on the civilmilitary relations in transition periods, because the recent events have showed again that the role of the military in effecting the transition process.
This workshop will investigate the civil-military relations in the Mediterranean. Do armies help to democratize their countries? What kind of independence of finances and decision making should the military have? Were these political armies guardians of democracy or oppressors against people. It will also investigate if the Arab spring will amend the long standing practices and privileges of the military and compare these cases with others in East Europe or Latin America.
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