TSSA International Conference on “Acts of Resistance against Globalization from the South” Organised by the Turkish Social Scientists Association held at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 5 - 7 September 2005.

5 September 2005, Monday

Opening Presentation: “Economics of New-Imperialism”
Prabhat Patnaik, (India) (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

CHAIR: Korkut Boratav, (Turkey) (TSSA, Ankara, Turkey)


Session 1 New Forms of Intervention and Legitimation: “War against Terror” and Iraq 

Mahmood Mamdani (Uganda) (University of Columbia, New York, USA)
“Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Origin of Terror, Culture Talk”

Ali Kadri (Lebanon) (ESCWA, Economic and Social Commission for West Asia, Beirut, Lebanon)
“The Occupation of Iraq: Then and Now”

Julian Saurin (UK) (University of Sussex Üniversitesi, Brighton, UK)
“The War against Terror and the Contemporay Forms of Imperialism”

Filiz Çulha Zabci (Turkey) (Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey)
Coercive Strategies and War in New Colonialism

Discussant: Ilhan Uzgel (Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey)

Session 2 Impact of Neoliberal Transformation in the North and the South

C.P.Chandrasekhar (India) (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)
“Economic Instability of the World Economy: USA; EU, Asia and the Rest”

Pasuk Phongpaichit (Thailand) (Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand)
“The Politics of Development in the Age of Globalisation”

Cui Zhiyuan (China) (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)
“China-USA Tensions and the International Economic Stability”

Pinar Bedirhanoglu (Turkey) (METU, Ankara, Turkey)
“Neoliberal Agenda on Corruption and the Transformation of the State”

Discussant: Galip Yalman (Turkey) (METU, Ankara, Turkey)

6 September 2005, Tuesday


Session 3 Search for Alternatives in the South against Neoliberal Economic Policies

Jayati Ghosh (India) (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)
“Moderate Unorthodoxy or Radical Departures from Conventional Wisdom: The Case of India”

Alfredo Saad Filho (Brazil) (University of London, SOAS, London, UK)
“Alternative Policies in the Case of Brazil”

Erinç Yeldan (Turkey) (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)
“Search for Alternatives to Neoliberal Policies: The Case of Turkey”

Discussant: Oktar Türel (Turkey) (TSSA, Ankara, Turkey)

Session 4 Social Transformations: Social Stratification, Marginalisation and Poverty

Patrick Bond (South Africa) (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)
“Resurgent South African Civil Society”

Necmi Erdogan (Turkey) (METU, Ankara, Turkey)
“Class, Subalternity and Cultural Representation in Contemporary Turkey”

Metin Özugurlu (Turkey) (Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey)
“New Dynamics of Class Struggle under Precarious Working Conditions”

Discussant: Korkut Boratav (Turkey) (TSSA, Ankara, Turkey)

Session 5 New Forms of Resistance and Adaptation: Ideological and Sociological Aspects

Asef Bayat (Egypt) (Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands)
“Survival and Everyday Resistance to the Insecurity of the Market”

Subhashini Ali (India) (IDEAS, International Development Economics Associates, New Delhi, India)
“Women’s Organised Resistance to Neoliberalism in India”

Mustafa Sen (Turkey) (METU, Ankara, Turkey)
“Ideological Upheavals: Religion, Entrepreneurship and Resistance”

Discussant: Bahattin Aksit (METU, Ankara, Turkey)


7 September 2005, Wednesday

Roundtable: Search for Alternatives