My proposal for a preliminary panel at the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Barcelona 2010, has just been accepted. It is titled "The Discontent of The Republics and Republicanism in The Middle East". The panel will consist of 5 papers and a discussant. I am looking for original papers. If you are interested in, please send me an abstract of the paper and a brief CV as soon as possible since I have to submit the full panel before the end of February. Both case studies and theoretical papers
welcome. This panel can lead to an edit book on the same topic.
School of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Abant Izzet Baysal university
*WOCMEC Barcelona 2010*
*The Discontent of The Republics and Republicanism in The Middle East - Preliminary panel *
· Institution: Abant Izzet Baysal University (Turkey)
· Organizer: Ibrahim Kilinc
· Language: English
· Description: *CALL FOR PAPERS*
This preliminary panel is looking for proposals which examine the aspects of the republics of the Middle East and the republicanism in the Middle East. Even though republicanism is always a popular state form that goes back to ancient Greek and Rome, it was radically transformed itself during the Enlightenment and French revolution. During the 20th Century many Middle Eastern countries, either coming out of Colonization or removing monarchies, were attracted to the ideology of republicanism with the emphasis on concepts such as popular sovereignty, general will, equality, citizenship and secularism. Therefore from Turkey to Iran, Libya to Yemen, Egypt to Syria, many Middle Eastern states have chosen republicanism as their form of state. However in the 21st century, these republics are facing many
political, social and economical problems which has caused by the republicanism among many other factors. While the republican ideologies of Turkey and Iran limit human freedoms, Egypt, Libya or Yemen has a form of republicanism that translates roughly to an oxymoron: "monarchical presidency." If you would like to present a paper which examines to the Republics of Middle East or effects of republicanism in the Middle East on the politics, society, religion, education, and economy, please send a
summary before February 15, 2010. Case studies and theoretical approaches are both welcome. Since the organization has a deadline of March 1, 2010 for the submission of the panel.
*Contact E-MAIL: *ikilinc@gmail. com
*Please send your paper as soon as possible, the organizer is requested to
submit the completed proposal before March 1st, 2010.*
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