Call for Papers

Intellectuals have always claimed that world politics is entering a new era. Sometimes it was the end of history, sometimes it was the return of rivalries, sometimes it was  the decline of nation states, or it was the clash of civilisations. It is unequivocal to allege that transforming nature of civilisations is one of the determinants of world order. In this vein, civilisations are one of the main components of world politics and certainly there are fault lines between them. Yet, it does not mean that these fault lines will be the battle lines of the future as Huntington claims. Rather, It might undertake different functions.

From this point of view, the balance of power among civilizations has always been variable. Time to time, while the West declines, Asian civilizations rise and vice versa; while Islam comes into prominence, Christianity is secluded and vice versa, etc. Yet, world politics has always been based on civilisations. On this occasion, it is imperative to analyse the relations between civilisations and world politics and find out how they affect each other. Herein, CESRAN International has devoted itself to this issue at the 4th International Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society. Along with the theme of Civilization and World Politics, papers reading to conventional research areas of the conference are welcomed.

CESRAN International invite panel and paper proposals, relating to all aspects of humanities and social sciences on wider Eurasia, for the 4th International Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society 1-2 July 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey.

To present a paper at the conference, a 500 word (max.) abstract should be sent to the Conference General Coordinator. The conference is also open to non-paper presenters and we would encourage participation from non-academic sectors such as civil society, private sector, national authorities and the media.

Deadline for submissions: April 01, 2017


The 4th International Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society
IEPAS2017

“Conference Theme: Civilisation and World Politics”

Keynote Speakers

Professor Ahmet Davutoğlu, Former Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey

Professor Mehmet Asutay, Durham University, United Kingdom

Professor Tim Jacoby, University of Manchester, Umited Kingdom

Professor Neil Macfarlane, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Bahariye Mevlevihanesi, Istanbul – Turkey
Saturday,  July 01, 2017 – Sunday,  July 02, 2017 (All Day)

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 01, 2017
Registration Deadline for Presenters: May 15, 2017

This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery on Eurasian Studies. IEPAS2017 will afford the opportunity for networking new relationships, hearing the latest research, presenting and publishing before a global audience and experiencing Turkey.

IEPAS2017 Conference Topics and Streams

“Civilisations and World Politics”

  • Turkey in Eurasia
  • Turkic Countries
  • Geopolitics of Eurasia
  • Energy Politics and Energy Security of Eurasia
  • Globalisation in Eurasia
  • Regions and Regionalism in Eurasia
  • Islamic Movements in Eurasia
  • Democracy in Eurasia
  • Civilisation & Diplomacy in Eurasia
  • Modernization in Eurasia
  • Migration in Eurasia
  • Terrorism and Eurasia
  • Cultural Diplomacy in Eurasia
  • Eurasia in World Politics
  • Historical Perspectives to Eurasia
  • Major and Regional Powers in Eurasia
  • The Socio-Economic Structure and Future of Eurasia
  • Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Eurasia

And relevant subjects…


Applicants must fill in the Application form here.


APPLICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE:

  • The paper/session/panel title
  • A Short abstract including methodology, main assumptions and conclusions of paper (500 words maximum)
  • Up to 6 keywords should be used
  • Author/participant name(s) and institutional affiliations
  • A one paragraph biographical statement of each participant (not a detailed CV)
  • Author/participant e-mail addresses (essential), telephone and fax numbers
  • Any audio-visual equipment requests (if applicable)

PANEL SUBMISSION

To organise a panel, you will need to:

  • Submit a 500-word proposal
  • Solicit contributors and evaluate submissions under your panel once your proposal is approved
  • Arrange the panel: find a chair, consider the need for special funding of participants and maintain communication with the conference team.
  • Panel session will be 90 minutes and group three to five papers together around a common theme, making use of a discussant and allowing ample time for interaction.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDE

  1. Participants are required to submit completed original research papers to the conference.
  2. Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format to iepas [at] cesran.org
  3. Manuscripts submitted to IEPAS should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time.
  4. Manuscripts submitted for consideration of publication (see the section below) are subject to preliminary editorial review and blind-review. The Editors and referees use three-step guidelines in assessing submissions:

a) Literary quality: writing style, usage of the language, organization of the text,

b) Use of references: referencing, sources, relationships of the footnotes to the text,

c) Scholarship quality: depth of the research, quality, contribution originality, and plausibility of the argument.

Upon the referees’ decision, the papers will be published in an edited book, in journals of CESRAN International.

  1. Manuscripts should be one space throughout and typed in English on single sides of A4 paper. Pages should be numbered consecutively.
  2. Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order of presentation:

First sheet: title, subtitle (if any), author(s), name(s), affiliation, full postal address, telephone and fax numbers.

Subsequent sheets: main body of text, list of references and footnotes, appendices, tables.

  1. Manuscripts as a rule should not exceed 10.000 words, not including footnotes.
  2. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their papers conform to the IEPAS style.
  3. Titles in the article should be 12 point, bold and in uppercase form.
  4. Each manuscript should be summarized in an abstract, which should describe the main arguments and conclusions of the manuscripts. And also, each manuscript should include up to five keywords.
  5. Notes should be numbered consecutively throughout the article and indicated in the text by a raised numeral, referring to the list of notes, which should be placed at the end of the article. Notes should be kept to a minimum. References to books should give the author’s surname preceded by the initial letters of his/her forename, the title of the book should be in italics, and the place, publisher and year of publication should follow in brackets. References to articles should give the author’s forename and surname, the title of the article in single quotation marks, the name of publication underlined the number of volume in Arabic numerals, the year of publication in brackets and the page numbers. Subsequent references to a book or article may be made only the author’s name.
  6. Tables and figures should be embedded in the text. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary reduction.