Conference on Rethinking Governance, Institutions and Democracy

Conference on Rethinking Governance, Institutions and Democracy 

 19 July 2011, Tuesday

Rectorate Conference Hall

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

09:45-10:00 - Welcome Note

10:00 - 11:15 - State Formation, Colonization and Income Inequality

Chair: Gökhan Özertan, Boğaziçi University

“Different Paths to the Modern State in Europe: The Interaction between Domestic Political Economy and Interstate Competition”

“Colonial Origins of Institutions: Path Dependence Revisited

“Religion, Income Inequality and the Size of the Government

11:15 - 11:30 - Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00 - Political Economy Perspectives on Governance and Institutions

Chair: Ozan Hatipoğlu, Boğaziçi University

“Structure, Institutions and Agency - Based View on the Comperative Governance of Banking Systems 

“Academia and Legitimitizing International Politics: The Studies of Democratization and World Politics 

Is Corruption a Drawback to Turkey's Accession to the European Union?

“Rethinking the Role of Governance, Institutions on Private Investment: Reflections After the Arab Spring 

13:00 - 14:15 - Lunch Break

14:15 - 15:30 - The Role of Governance Institutions on FDI, Trade and Private Investment

Chair: Murat Koyuncu, Boğaziçi University

Foreign Direct Investment and Ease of Doing Business: Before, During and After the Global Crisis 

“The Role of Institutions and Governance in International Trade  

Ahmet Faruk Aysan, Boğaziçi University(with  Ömer Faruk Baykal, Kadir Has University and ETDB, Marie-Ange Veganzones-Varoudakis, CERDI, CNRS, Universite d' Auvergne)

The Effect of Convergence in Governance on Capital Accumulation in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Countries 

15:30 - 15:45 - Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:30 - Keynote Speech

“Democracy Dimensions: Implication & A Case Study