The Consortium for European Symposia on Turkey is...
... promoting visibility, networking and idea exchange
State, Party, and Society in Turkey and Beyond
There has been debate recently, both in the media and academia, around the question of how to qualify the place and role of the hegemonic party in the political field. Has Turkey under the AKP/Justice and Development Party rule become a “state party” or perhaps a “party state”? To what extent do these qualifications make sense, what do they uncover and enlighten - and possibly make invisible?
The application period is now closed and presenters have been informed. Draft papers are due 15 October
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Publications and Past Events
Professor of International Relations at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Paul T Levin
Director, Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies
CEST Vice Director
Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies
University of Naples "L'Orientale"
Chair for Ottoman and Turkish Studies, University of Vienna
The Consortium for European Symposia on Turkey works to advance the field of Turkish studies in Europe and provide opportunities for young scholars through academic events that promote idea exchange, visibility, and networking.
In 2014, CEST began organising annual conferences, hosted at rotating member universities. In 2021 CEST will inaugurate a summer school aimed at providing young scholars with the tools they need to succeed in academia.
The project is funded primarily by Stiftung Mercator, with additional contributions from the Swedish Institute, Stockholm University, and other CEST institutions.