June 1 - 2, 2000
Bilkent University


Assoc. Prof. Fuat Keyman and Assoc. Prof. Ahmet İçduygu, Dept. of Political Science, Bilkent University

This conference deals, theoretically and empirically, with the changing nature of citizenship in a globalizing world. In doing so, it explores the ways in which the interactions between identity-based demands and citizenship rights are constructed and have generated impacts on state-society relations. In this sense, it provides a platform for theoretical and empirical discussion for scholars from different disciplines, different research orientations, and expertise on particular cases.


June 1, Thursday

Opening: 10.00 – 10.30
  1. SESSION (10.30 – 12.30) - Citizenship, State, and Identity: theoretical, philosophical and thematic discussions
    John Rex: The Basic Elements of Systematic Theory of Ethnic Relations Applied to Turkey
    Jan Nederveen Pieterse: Multiculturalism, Citizenship and Globalization
  2. SESSION (14.00 – 17.00) - Citizenship, State, and Identity: Views from the “Western” Societies
    Thomas Faist: Social Citizenship in the European Union: Nested Membership
    Ayşe Çağlar: Citizenship Light: Paradoxical State Practice and Multiple Rules of Membership
    Bobby Sayyid: Citizenship, Identity and Religion
    Tomas Hammar: Citizenship in Nordic Countries
June 2, Friday
  1. SESSION (9.30- 12.30) - Citizenship, State, and Identity: Views from a “non-Western” Setting
    Fuat Keyman: Post-National Citizenship and Democratisation in Turkey
    Hasan Bülent Kahraman: Citizenship and Identity: Rethinking Turkish Modernity in Relation to Europe.
    Engin F. Işın: Citizenship After Orientalism and Synoecism
    Banu Helvacıoğlu: Masculinity and Morality in the Constitution of Citizenship.
  2. SESSION (14.00 – 17.00) - Citizenship, State, and Identity: the Turkish Experiences
    Nilüfer Göle: Homogenous Secular Public Sphere Challenged by Cutural Difference and Globalization in Turkey.
    Arus Yumul: Minorities and Citizenship in Turkey.
    Ahmet İçduygu: Citizenship Caught by Dichotomies – Citizen, Nation-State and International Migration.
    Kemal Kirişçi: Betraying a Civic Definition of Turkish Citizenship: The Case of Kurds in the Early Republican Era.


  • Ayşe Çağlar – Free University, Germany
  • Thomas Faist – University of Bremen, Germany
  • Nilüfer Göle – Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Thomas Hammar – University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Banu Helvacıoğlu – Bilkent University, Turkey
  • Ahmet İçduygu – Bilkent University, Turkey
  • Engin Işın – York University, Canada
  • Ayşe Kadıoğlu – Sabancı University, Turkey
  • Hasan Bülent Kahraman – Sabancı University, Turkey
  • Fuat Keyman – Bilkent University, Turkey
  • Kemal Kirişçi – Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Jan Nederveen Pieterse – Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands
  • John Rex – University of Warwick, UK
  • Boby Sayyid – University of Manchester, UK
  • Arus Yumul – Bilgi University, Turkey
Bilkent University
06800 Bilkent – Ankara Turkey
Tel: +90 (312) 290 1253 – Fax: +90 (312) 266 4958