IV. BLUEBLACKSEA INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS on POLITICS, ECONOMICS AND SOCIETY:
Local and International Perspectives for Conflict Resolution, Cooperation and Democratization
November 24-27, 2013
Marmara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, İstanbul
Announcement/Call for Papers
We are pleased to announce the “4th BLUE BLACK SEA INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS on POLITICS, ECONOMICS AND SOCIETY: Prospects of Conflict Resolution, Cooperation and Democratization” which will be held in İstanbul, Turkey, on 24-27 November 2013.
The Blue Black Sea Congress (BBSC) aims to create an academic environment for scholars, researchers, local authorities, students, NGO leaders, activists, and other professionals who are working particularly on Black Sea Region in international context. It provides an opportunity to discuss the regional problems related to local governments, human rights, environment, economics and politics, to analyze the prospects for central and local government cooperation in the region, and to explore the venues for sustainable development and for peaceful resolution of the ongoing conflicts. The Blue Black Sea Congress will provide academicians and researchers from various backgrounds as well as executives from local and central government institutions a chance to discuss their projects and studies and to exchange ideas while expanding their academic/professional networks. Academicians and researchers who are working on the Black Sea region with their papers from politics, economics and other social sciences and related disciplines are welcome to participate in the Congress.
Areas of interest for this Congress on local & international dimensions of regional cooperation in the Black Sea Basin include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
Black Sea Region in Regional and Global Politics
Conflict and Peace in Wider Black Sea Region
Problems of Local Governments in the Black Sea Region
Central and Local Government Cooperation for Sustainable Utilization of Sea Resources
Regional Energy Policies in the Black Sea Basin
International Legal Disputes in the Black Sea Region
Areas of and Prospects for Local Government Cooperation in the Black Sea Region
Religion, Identity, Culture, Social Change and Minority Politics
Other Economic, Social and Political Topics Related to International Relations and Local Governments
Submission of Abstracts
Each applicant should submit an abstract in English (max. 250 words) and a brief CV (max. 100 words) explaining his/her academic affiliation, and research interests.
Abstracts are to be submitted by October 07, 2013 through firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address. Successful applicants will be notified, at the latest, by October 14 2013. The deadline for full texts is November 07, 2013.
Applicants can submit a paper in English or Turkish. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings book.
Conference Fee is 50 Euros for students and research assistants; and 100 Euros for other participants payable by bank transfer or upon registration. The fee covers expenses for conference materials and dining costs during the conference. The accommodation and travel expenses are to be covered by the participants themselves. A limited number of partial grants may be provided on the basis of merit and organization committee’s discretion.
Address: Marmara Üniversitesi, Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi
Anadoluhisarı Yerleşkesi, 34820, Beykoz, İstanbul TURKEY
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