Prospects of Conflict Resolution, Cooperation and Democratization

15-17 October 2012

Sakarya, Turkey



Department of International Relations  

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Sakarya University

Deadline for Proposals

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the “3rd BLUE BLACK SEA INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS on POLITICS, ECONOMICS AND SOCIETY: Prospects of Conflict Resolution, Cooperation and Democratization” which will be held in Sakarya, Turkey, on 15-17 October 2012. The Blue Black Sea Congress (BBSC) aims to create an academic environment by gathering academicians, peace researchers, students, NGO leaders, activists, and other professionals from all over the world who are interested in the Black Sea Region.  They will have a chance to discuss their projects and studies and to exchange ideas while expanding their academic network. The congress will primarily address ongoing conflicts in the Black Sea Region and look for peaceful solutions. Papers from politics, economics and other social sciences and related disciplines will be welcomed.


Black Sea Region in Regional and Global Politics

Conflict and Peace in Wider Black Sea Region

The Role of International Organizations (UN, EU, OSCE and BSCE)

The Perspective of the EU on the Wider Black Sea Region

Turkish, Russian, US and NATO Perspectives on Eurasia

Frozen Conflicts in Wider Black Sea Region

Economic Challenges in Eurasia

Democratization Processes and Their Problems after the Cold War

Energy Policy, Financial Crisis and Their Effects

Regional Conflicts and Solutions

Religion, Identity, Culture, Social Change and Minority Politics

Other Areas of International Relations


Submissions that are not directly related to Eurasian or European studies are also welcome.

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: Each applicant should submit an abstract in English (max. 250 words) and a brief CV (max. 100 words) explaining his/her academic affiliation, and research interests. Abstracts are to be submitted by 30 July 2012 through blueblacksea@sakarya.edu.tr. Successful applicants will be notified by 30 August 2012. The deadline for full texts is 15 September 2012. Applicants can submit a paper in English or Turkish. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceeding book.

FEES: Conference Fees are set at 50 Euros payable by bank transfer or upon registration for all participants. The fee covers expenses for conference materials and dining costs during the conference. The accommodation and travel expenses are to be covered by the participants themselves.

Conference Coordinators:

Prof. Dr. Alaeddin Yalçınkaya, e-mail: alakaya@yahoo.com

Assit. Prof. Yıldırım Turan, e-mail: yildirimturan@sakarya.edu.tr


Please direct your inquiries to İdris Turan, turan.idris@gmail.com or Fahriye Keskin, keskin.fahriye@gmail.com

For a detailed call for paper and further information please visit conference website: www.blueblacksea.sakarya.edu.tr

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