Convening 16 May 2013 İstanbul
Istanbul Seminars 2013
Bilgi University

The Sources of Political Legitimacy. From the Erosion of the Nation-State to the Rise of Political Islam

Both the Western and the Muslim world are undergoing a phase of very important transitions that rise questions of political legitimacy. Goal of the Istanbul Seminars 2013 is to throw light upon The Sources of Political Legitimacy in philosophical, sociological and legal terms.

The relevant questions are: How can democracy secure social cohesion in a time of recession? Can religion be a source of political legitimacy? How a democratic legitimacy can be assured at the heart of the European integration process? Turkey, the new soft power in the Muslim World?



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