Turkish International Political Economy Society Conference
12 December, 2014, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Program
09:00 – 09:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Caner Bakır, President, UPET & Co-director, Center for
Globalisation, Peace and Democratic Governance (GLODEM),
Koç University
09:10 – 09:50
Keynote Speech
The Age of Uncertainty: Perspectives on Globalization,
Inequality and the Future of Democracy
Ziya Öniş, Koç University
09:50 – 10:00
Coffee Break
10:00 – 11:30
STUDYING PUBLIC POLICY IN TURKEY: CHANGING POLICY
PARADIGMS AND LEARNING
Chair: Işık Özel, Sabancı University
Presenter: Mustafa Yağcı, Koç Üniversitesi
Title: In Quest of Financial Stability: Organizational Learning
and Governance of Financial Stability Policy in Turkey
Discussant: Tolga Bölükbaşı , Bilkent University
Presenter: Ebru Ertugal, Başkent University
Title: Paradigm Shift in Turkey’s Regional Policy: Politics of
Ideas in a Redistributive Policy Area
Discussant: Caner Bakır, Koç University
Presenter: Saime Özçürümez, Bilkent University
Title: Re-constituting Policy Paradigms in Immigration Policy in
Turkey
Discussant: Caner Bakır, Koç University
11:30 – 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45 – 13:15
CRISIS AND TRANSITIONS TO (NEO-)LIBERALISM IN
COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Chair: Tolga Bölükbaşı, Bilkent University
Presenter: Yaprak Gürsoy, Istanbul Bilgi University
Title: Economic Crises and Their Political Consequences in
Turkey and Greece
Discussant: Ebru Ertugal, Başkent University
Presenter: Tim Dorlach, Koç University
Title: The Prospects of Egalitarian Capitalism in the Global
South: Turkish Social Neoliberalism in Comparative Perspective
Discussant: Işık Özel, Sabancı University
Presenter: Assel Tutumlu Rustemova, Gediz University
Title: Transition to a Liberal Economic System in Authoritarian
Regimes through Rule of Law or Competition
Discussant: Saime Özçürümez, Bilkent University
13:15 – 14:15
Lunch Break
14:15 – 16:00
VARIETIES OF PARTISAN POLITICS: IMPACT ON POLICIES
AND INSTITUTIONS
Chair: Saime Özçürümez, Bilkent University
Presenter: Gülnur Kocapınar, Sabancı University
Title: Decent Education and Youth Unemployment in Turkey:
What do Political Party Programs Say?
Discussant: Kürşat Çınar, Ohio State University
Presenter: Efe Savaş - Bilkent University
Title: Partisanship in Institutional Change: A Case Study of
Pension Reforms in the United Kingdom, 1980-2010
Discussant: Tim Dorlach, Koç University
Presenter: Merve Sancak, Cambridge University
Title: Explaining the AKP’s enthusiasm in improving the
vocational education and training in Turkey
Discussant: Gülnur Kocapınar, Sabancı University
16:00 - 16:15
Coffee Break
16:15 – 18:00
CHANGING STATE-SOCIETY RELATIONS: ELITES,
CLIENTELISM, AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Chair: Ebru Ertugal, Başkent University
Presenter: Hasan Selim Özertem, -Bilkent Üniversitesi
Title: Role of Elite Structures in the Restructuring of the Energy
Sector in the Post-Soviet Period: The Cases of Azerbaijan and
Russian Federation
Discussant: Merve Sancak, Cambridge University
Presenter: Kürşat Çınar, Ohio State University
Title: A Comparative Analysis of Clientelism in Greece, Spain
and Turkey: The Rural-Urban Divide
Discussant: Yaprak Gürsoy, Istanbul Bilgi University
Presenter: Teoman Ertuğrul Tulun, Bilkent Üniversitesi
Title: Bringing Political Economy Back Into Social Movement
Studies: The Case of the Gezi Protests
Discussant: Assel Tutumlu Rustemova, Gediz University
18:00 – 18:30
TIPES Best Student Paper Award & Concluding Remarks/
Caner Bakır, Tolga Bölükbaşı and Işık Özel
December 12th, 2014 Koç University
09.00-18.30 Rumelifeneri Campus
CasZ48 Istanbul
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Turkish International Political Economy Society