The Eurasia Studies Society of Great Britain & Europe (TESS-GB-Europe)
Royal Holloway, University of London
Social and Economic Development: Theory and Practice
Date: Saturday 25 January 2014 (time 11.00-18.00)
Venue: Senate House, Russell Square, Room 261, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU
Nearest underground/tube: Russell Square
Convened by Dr Gul Berna Ozcan and Diana Kudaibergenova
Conference Manager: Dr Sevket Akyildiz
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME AVAILABLE HERE: The Eurasia Studies Society 25 Jan 2014
The economies and societies of Central Asia and the Caucasus are grappling with the consequences of post-Soviet capitalist markets, new regional trade patterns, and intensifying competition on assets. Depleting local resources, migration, environmental problems, poverty and conflicts all present formidable challenges. What are realistic development options for the region and how do we engage with the theory of post-Soviet development? The event will discuss these questions at a one-day workshop in London. Participation is open to postgraduate students, PhD candidates, independent researchers and early career academics.
Papers in the following themes are especially welcome:
- Theory and politics of development
- Foreign aid, investment and development
- Oil, gas and mining industries in regional development
- Gender, ethnicity and religion
- Corruption, business and self-governance
- Migration, trade and local economies
- Information technologies, public infrastructure, health and education
- The environment: water, nuclear waste, pollution and disaster management
Unfortunately we have no travel or accommodation grants available for this event.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 December 2013.
Send your abstracts (around 400 words) along with a 20-word bio to:
Dr. Sevket Hylton Akyildiz - The Eurasia Studies Society of Great Britain & Europe (TESS-GB-Europe)