İstanbul Seminars: The Promises of Democracy in Trouble Times

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Date: May 19-24, 2012
Place: Santral Campus, E1-301

Speakers: Asaf Savaş Akat, Jeffrey Alexander, Giuliano Amato, Katajun Amirpur, Arjun Appadurai, Andrew Arato, Asma Barlas, Şeyla Benhabib, Akeel Bilgrami, Craig Calhoun, Massimo Campanini, Jean Cohen, Alessandro Ferrara, Nilüfer Göle, Dipankar Gupta, Micheline Ishay, Ramin Jahanbegloo, Fuat Keyman, Mohammad Khatami, Ali Khoshroo, Timur Kuran, Avishai Margalit, Mohsen Marzouk, Radwan Masmoudi, Claus Offe, Mehmet Paçacı, Soli Özel

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"The Promises of Democracy in Troubled Times"

Topic: The promise of democracy faces several challenges that are notably related to altered material conditions: Western democracies have to find new answers in the face of a severe economic and financial crises and an ageing population. Arab countries invest all their hopes in democracy in order to confront poverty and inequality as well as an unprecedented youth bulge.

Highlights: Which are the methods and limits of democratic participation and political deliberation in economics? Does the Arab Spring lead to more rights for women and citizens in the Arab world? How do claims to justice engage new forms of political responsibility, political judgment and leadership?

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Free entrance. On certain days simultaneous translation will be offered.