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Izmir Democracy University organises the 1st International Conference on Critical Debates in Social Sciences (ICCDSS) to be held at EUPHORIA Aegean Resort & Spa, Izmir, Turkey between 5-7 October 2018.

 

The overall objective of the conference is to foster critical debates in social sciences by bringing together a wide audience of academics, students, professionals, policy makers, non-governmental organisations and members of civil society to engage in fruitful discussions about some of the key issues in the fields of social sciences that directly affect our lives. ICCDSS is, hence, for those interested in presenting paper(s) in all fields of social sciences.

 

An abstract between 300 to 500 words, clearly summarising the arguments, written in English or in Turkish, should be submitted before the submission deadline, 15 September 2018. All abstracts submitted are going to be selected through double-blind peer review process. Accepted abstracts will be uploaded to ICCDSS’s website as an E-Book available to download after the peer review process is completed. Papers presented at ICCDSS will be published in the Conference Proceedings Book with an International Standard Book Number (ISBN).  

 

In line with our aim to further stimulate inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary dialogues, we highly encourage submission of abstracts derived from papers in all fields of social sciences, including economics, law, political economy, history, business administration, anthropology, international relations, archaeology, sociology, ethnography, political science, political ecology, linguistics, philosophy, corporate and public governance, psychology and art.

 

The conference topics for submission include, but are not limited to:

 

      Urbanisation, International Migration & Global Refugee Crises

      The Social Sciences & Educational Research

      Politics of Globalisation, Institutions & Global Economy

      Sustainable Development & Sustainability

      Agrarian & Rural Transformations

      Global Environmental Governance & Climate Change

      Business, Economics & Management

      Fine Art & Music

 

Some of the cross-cutting themes for submission under each conference topics include, but not limited to:

Urbanisation, International Migration & Global Refugee Crises

  •       Urban Transformation
  •       Sociology of Urbanisation
  •       Urbanisation & Human Resources
  •       Urbanisation & Labour Rights
  •       Political & Geographical Distribution of Urban Space
  •       Access to & Control over Urban Resources
  •       Urbanisation & Economics
  •       Urbanisation & Politics
  •       Urbanisation & Culture
  •       Urbanisation & Gender
  •       Urban Movements
  •       Urban Uprisings & Contemporary Politics of Populism
  •       Urbanisation & Environment
  •       Archaeological Perspectives on Urbanisation
  •       Gentrification
  •       Gentrification & Urban Class Formation
  •       Gentrification & Environment
  •       Gentrification & Archaeological Sites
  •       Politics of International Migration
  •       International/Intergovernmental Institutions & Migration
  •       International Migration & the State
  •       International Migration & the Market
  •       International Migration & Economics
  •       International Migration & Human Resources
  •       International Migration & Employment
  •       International Migration & Entrepreneurship
  •       International Migration & Education
  •       International Migration & Health
  •       International Migration & Gender
  •       International Migration & Human Rights
  •       International Migration & Discrimination
  •       International Migration & Xenophobia
  •       International Migration & Islamophobia
  •       Global Refugee Crises & Policies
  •       Global Refugee Crises & Discrimination
  •       Global Refugee Crises & Politics of Populism
  •       Global Refugee Crises & Conservatism
  •       Global Refugee Crises & War
  •       Global Refugee Crises & Security
  •       Global Refugee Crises & the State
  •       Etc.

 

The Social Sciences & Educational Research

  •       Research methods in Social Sciences
  •       Paradigm shifts in Social Sciences
  •       Problems and challenges experienced in the teaching and learning of research methods
  •       Critical Pedagogy
  •       Politics and Policy in Education
  •       Poststructural Theory
  •       Professional and Higher Education
  •       Qualitative Research Methodologies
  •       Rural Education
  •       Social Justice
  •       Sociocultural Activity Theory
  •       Sociology of Education
  •       Equity and Justice in Education
  •       Education Economics & Planning
  •       Teacher Education and Research Innovation
  •       Technology in Educational & Social Sciences
  •       Educational Management, Leadership & Supervision
  •       Educational Theory and Philosophy
  •       Curriculum Planning and Teaching
  •       Assessment and Measurement in Research
  •       Early Childhood
  •       Language and Literacy
  •       Educational Psychology Research
  •       History and Education
  •       Gender and Cultural Studies
  •       Problems in Special Education & Education of Disadvantaged Groups

 

Politics of Globalisation, Institutions & Global Economy

  •       State-Market Relations
  •       Emerging Markets
  •       Global Financial Institutions & the State
  •       Global Financial Crises
  •       International Trade & Capital Movements
  •       Transnational Corporations & Globalisation
  •       Consolidation & Challenging of Corporate Power
  •       Globalisation & Social State
  •       Globalisation & Media
  •       Globalisation & Social Media
  •       Globalisation & Culture
  •       Globalisation & NGOs / Social Movements / Global Civil Society
  •       War in International Politics
  •       Populism in International Politics
  •       Rising Conservatism & Globalisation
  •       Global Governance & Security
  •       Global Governance & Cybersecurity
  •       Terror
  •       Arm Race in Global Politics
  •       Trump Era in Global Politics
  •       Illiberal Democracies
  •       Authoritarian Populism
  •       Emerging South-South Cooperation
  •       Regional Alliances
  •       Rising Power of China
  •       Rising Power of US Dollar
  •       Role of BRICS Countries in the Modern International Order
  •       Future of EU & Euro Zone
  •       Trade Wars
  •       Post-Globalisation
  •       Post-Neoliberalism
  •       Globalisation & Human Resources
  •       Globalisation & Labour Rights
  •       Globalisation & Child Labour
  •       Globalisation & Social Security
  •       Globalisation & Supply Chain Management
  •       Globalisation & Transportation
  •       Globalisation & Extractivism
  •       Etc.

Sustainable Development & Sustainability

  •       Paradigms & Challenges of Sustainable Development
  •       Neoliberalism & Sustainable Development
  •       International Institutions & Sustainable Development
  •       Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) & Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  •       Financial Institutions & Sustainable Development
  •       Economic Perspectives on Sustainable Development
  •       Development Agencies & Sustainable Development
  •       Sustainable Development & Education
  •       Sustainable Development & Teacher Education
  •       Sustainable Development & the State
  •       Sustainable Development & the Market
  •       Sustainable Development & Environment
  •       Sustainable Development & Green Growth
  •       Alternative Approaches to Sustainable Development
  •       Sustainable Development & De-growth & Buen Vivir
  •       Sustainable Development & Gender
  •       Sustainable Development & Feminist Economics
  •       Sustainable Development & Extractivism
  •       Sustainable Development & Environmental Movements
  •       Eco-centrism vs. Anthropocentrism
  •       Sustainable Development & Health
  •       Sustainable Development & Ethics
  •       Sustainable Development & Innovation & Management
  •       Sustainable Development & Industry 4.0
  •       Sustainability & Education
  •       Sustainability & Institutionalism
  •       Sustainability & Tourism
  •       Sustainability & Engineering
  •       Sustainability & Finance / Banking Sector
  •       Sustainability & Productive Sector
  •       Sustainability & Service Sector
  •       Sustainability & Transportation
  •       Sustainability & Business Strategies
  •       Sustainability & Corporate Governance
  •       Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibilities   
  •       Sustainability, Family-owned Businesses & SMEs
  •       Sustainability & New Organisation Forms
  •       Sustainability & Change Management
  •       Sustainability & Risk Management
  •       Sustainability & Information Systems
  •       Sustainability & Supply Chain Management
  •       Sustainability & Cultural Heritage
  •       Sustainability & Tourist-intensive Archaeological Sites
  •       Etc.

Agrarian & Rural Transformations

  •       Neoliberal Era & Agrarian/Rural Transformations
  •       The State & Agrarian/Rural Transformations
  •       Global Financial Institutions & Agrarian/Rural Transformations
  •       Neoliberal Era & Rural Class Formations 
  •       Neoliberal Era & Livelihood Strategies of Rural Classes
  •       Production, Technology, Finance & Natural Resources within Rural Settings
  •       Transnational Corporations & Agriculture
  •       Supply & Value Chains in Agricultural Production
  •       Rural Development & Development Agencies
  •       Rural Un-/Employment
  •       Financial Crises and Rural Development
  •       Appropriation of Natural Resources
  •       Land Grabbing & Green Grabbing
  •       Access to and Control over Food
  •       Food Crises
  •       Food Sovereignty & Food Security
  •       Agricultural Production, Reproduction & Accumulation
  •       Export-oriented Agricultural / Agro-industrial Production
  •       Rural Politics
  •       Rural Movements
  •       Labour Rights in Rural Settings
  •       Agrarian/Rural Transformations & Gender
  •       Rural Poverty
  •       Rural Development & Education
  •       Rural Development & Health
  •       Alternative Rural Development Models
  •       Peasant Cooperatives
  •       Innovation & Agricultural Production
  •       Climate Change & Agriculture
  •       Etc.

 

Global Environmental Governance & Climate Change

  •       Climate Change & Health
  •       Climate Change & Water Crises
  •       Climate Change & Food Crises
  •       Climate Change & Gender
  •       Geoengineering & Climate Change
  •       NGOs / Social Movements / Civil Society & Climate Change
  •       Climate Refugees
  •       Climate Justice
  •       Climate Change – Mitigation & Adaptation Policies and Practices
  •       Circular Economy
  •       Global Environmental Degradation & Economic Growth
  •       Global Environmental Governance
  •       Environmental Governance & the State
  •       Paris Agreement & Climate Change
  •       Energy Transition
  •       Transition towards Low-carbon Economies
  •       Divestment from Fossil Fuel
  •       Green Growth & De-growth
  •       Political Economy & Political Ecology of Renewable Energy
  •       Financial Institutions & Climate Change
  •       Green Finance
  •       Climate Resilient Pathways of the Banking Sector
  •       Climate Change & Insurance
  •       Corporations & Climate Impacts
  •       Free Market Environmentalism
  •       Political Economy of Carbon Markets
  •       Carbon Markets in Turkey
  •       Carbon Tax Policies & Practices
  •       Integrated Waste Management and Zero Waste Project
  •       Etc.

Business, Economics & Management

  •       Leadership
  •       Human Resources
  •       Organisational Behaviour
  •       Behavioural Economics
  •       Business & Ethics
  •       Entrepreneurship
  •       Organisation Studies
  •       Strategic Management
  •       Operation Research
  •       Computing Techniques
  •       Game Theory
  •       Information Systems & E-business
  •       Technology
  •       Innovation Management
  •       R&D & Industrial Development
  •       Manufacturing & Service System
  •       Marketing
  •       Logistics
  •       Supply Chain Management
  •       Financial Sector & Emerging Commodities
  •       Credits & Micro Loans
  •       Banking & Participation Banking
  •       Investment Banking
  •       Interest Rate & Risk Premium
  •       International Trade & Finance
  •       Financial Perspectives on Economic Integration
  •       Corporate Finance & Governance
  •       Financial Reporting
  •       Auditing
  •       Business Fluctuations & Cycles
  •       Price Volatility
  •       Monetary Policies & Central Banks
  •       Insurance Policies
  •       Mortgages
  •       Central Governments, Economy Policies & Regulations
  •       (In)dependency of Central Banks
  •       Public Finance
  •       Fiscal Policies
  •       Central Governments & External Debt
  •       Economics & Cybersecurity
  •       Finance & Cybersecurity
  •       Sports Management
  •       Biomedical Entrepreneurship
  •       Economics of Current Trade Wars
  •       Etc.

 

Fine Arts & Music

  •       Philosophy of Music
  •       Music Perception
  •       Music Theory
  •       Musical Development
  •       Music History
  •       Music Performance
  •       Music Education and Music in Education
  •       Musicology
  •       Music Pedagogy
  •       Etc.

 

Please contact for further information:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ferhan SAYIN

Department of Economics

Izmir Democracy University

ferhan.sayin@idu.edu.tr

+905324549831