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Religion-Society-State Relations: Secularism and Democracy

Religion-Society-State Relations: Secularism and Democracy

“Religion-Society-State Relations: Secularism and Democracy” seminar was organized with the partnership of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Turkey on March 26, 2017 with the participation of representatives of various political parties and non-governmental organizations in Malatya. The seminar was organized by Barış Yıldız and Seren Selvin Korkmaz as a project of Youth Program of Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The Director of PS:EUROPE Turkey Office Seren ...

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Brown Bag Seminar #1 – November 1 General Elections of Turkey: Before and After

The first PS:EUROPE Brown Bag Discussion Series took place at the Istanbul Bilgi University. Seren Selvin Korkmaz, Vice-Chair (Co-founder) of PS:EUROPE, was the moderator, Assoc. Prof. Emre Erdoğan (Bilgi University) and Deniz Yavuzyılmaz (candidate deputy for Nov. 1 election) were the speakers of the first PS:EUROPE Brown Bag Discussion Series. The seminar titled “Nov. 1 General Elections of Turkey: Before ...

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Violence in the World of Symbolic Order and Psychoanalysis

As a concept violence is not one of the key notions of psychoanalysis. In Freud, we cannot see violence instead; aggression, anger sadism, masochism, pain and pleasure, crime and punishment and fear can be seen in his works. These whole concepts are used by him to explain construction of ego and subjectivity. After Freud, violence stably maintains its secondary place ...

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The Changing View of the Turkish Constitutional Court in Defining the Laiklik

The Changing View of the Turkish Constitutional Court in Defining the Laiklik

The definition of secularism is taken to be the most contested issue in the study and literature of secularism. For it is, first of all, a multi-dimensional issue. Some emphasize on secularism as a state doctrine, while others approach secularism as a social reality attributing it with the decline of religiosity and institutional differentiation. In a cross-cultural and cross-geographical classification, ...

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The Genealogy of Microfinance

“…the corpse of a debtor found no peace from the creditor even in the grave.” [1] The second essay of Nietzsche’s “The Genealogy of Morality” draws a framework of contractual relationship between creditor and debtor in order to illuminate the concepts of “guilt” and “bad conscience” in the context of genealogy. For Nietzsche this creditor- debtor relationship is basic forms ...

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Rise of the Far-Right Jobbik in Hungary

Rise of the Far-Right Jobbik in Hungary

It is very remarkable that extremist parties gained an undeniably important number of seats in the European Parliament elections which were held in May 2014. Far-right National Front in France, UK Independence Party in England, Golden Dawn in Greece, Five Star Movement in Italy, Jobbik in Hungary gained the right of representation in Brusells. Beyond these, far-left parties gained seats ...

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C20 Summit at Boğaziçi University

The C20 Summit will be taking place on 15th-16th September at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. PS: EUROPE will participate in the summit as Austrian delegation. The third annual C20 Summit will bring together 400+ civil society delegates from around the world to shape civil society’s recommendations to the G20. It will combine participatory and engaging methodologies, including opportunities to interact with eminent experts and practitioners ...

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We Participated in the Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals of UNSDSN

17 Sustainable Development Goals which were launched by United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) were discussed at the meeting which was organized by Boğaziçi University and Columbia Global Centers Turkey. The discussion focused on the questions of “What are goals, why are they important, what do they mean for our community?”. Representatives of various NGOs, faculty members and students ...

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