Politics Streams

 
Date
Small Symposiums (Streams) organized as part of the
20th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Studies, 13-16 June 2022, Athens, Greece
Abstract Submission Information
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13-16 June 2022
Belt and Road Initiative
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President of ATINER, Honorary Professor of Economics, University of Stirling, UK & Professor, MLC Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Dr. Chris Sakellariou, Vice President of Administration and Finance, ATINER & Associate Professor of Economics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
According to Chinese government, the most important purposes of the BRI proposal are to achieve the five connectivities: connectivity of development policies and strategies, infrastructure connectivity, trade connectivity, financial connectivity, people-to-people connectivity. The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics, researchers and professionals from areas of economic, political, social, cultural, education, law, construction etc.
Deadline: 21 February 2022
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13-16 June 2022
Latin America Democracy and Politics
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Raquel de Caria PatrĂ­cio, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Considering the transformations Latin American countries have been living since the beginning of the XXI century, according to which elections follows one to another as well as subversive processes, it is of extreme importance and relevance to reflect on the Latin American democratic and political processes throughout a symposium dedicated to the issue. Indeed, if in 2011 the left turn was in full swing, during 2010 and 2018 the number of democracies with left wing presidents could be counted in one hand. Moreover, from 2018/2019 onwards it has been witnessed to a different phenomenon in Latin America. The right-wing governments that appeared so powerful seem now to be giving their places to left-wing governments. Or, in other words, it seems that exists both right-wing and left-wing governments with a predominance of these last ones. This means that from 2018/2019 onwards there is a cohabitation in the region with right-wing and left-wing governments, with a possible new turn to the left. In this sense, another possibility is that the region is experiencing a less ideologically coherent anti-incumbent turn (Loxton, 2021, p. xi), whose one of the characteristics if the populism.
Deadline: 21 February 2022
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13-16 June 2022
South European Politics and Primary Elections
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Constantin Colonescu, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, MacEwan University, Canada
While the theme of the symposium is open, we would be particularly interested in What is the power of the masses in electing their leaders, as opposed to being influenced by vested interests, propaganda, and misinformation? This question has been inspired by an ongoing discussion in social media about the incapacity of peoples to break a downward spiral of corruption and poor leadership. What could other countries learn from the relatively recent elections in Moldova and Bulgaria? It is often said that people do not vote because all candidates are corrupt or otherwise inadequate; that people do not vote because they are discouraged. What can be done to change this behavior? Why potentially good leaders do not run for elected positions? What could persuade them to do so? /em>
Deadline: 21 February 2022
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