- Category: Research Abstracts
- Published: 10 February 2009
- Written by Raphaël LIOGIER
Under the aegis of the Observatoire du Religieux (World Religion Watch),
Institute for Political Science, Aix-en-Provence,
Scientific supervisor: Prof. Raphaël Liogier
(Professor and Research Director at the Institute),
with the collaboration of the University of Sydney (Australia).
General Outline, by Professor Raphaël LIOGIER, Director, World Religion Watch
Today, certain paradoxes have become imprescriptible when attempting to understand the evolution of humanity. On the one hand, the so-called 'clash of civilisations', the collision of values, the opposition of life-styles, and on the other, the intercultural dialogue, the enhancement of international communication, the build-up of a global culture in terms of world-scale projects, have to be evoked simultaneously.
''Analysis of Alevi Advocacy through two comparative fields of study: Strasburg and Istanbul ''
In 2004 according to European Commision reports the number of Alevis in Turkey was between 12 and 20 million people while Turkey's migration to Europe approximately amounts to 3,5 million and represents the highest non-community migration rate. Analysing the nature of the Alevi population in Turkey, which is a ''unitary state'' - except for christian minorities the latter does not nominally designate any islamic cults, except the Sunni group - as a social movement and comparing it with another Alevi group in existence in Europe - here, our chosen field of study will be Strasburg – will be useful in apprehending the multiple forms of interdependance between ''institutions'' and ''social movements'' on both the Turkish and European fields, as two distinct political scenarios.
« La négociation de la politique européenne en matière d’asile. Enjeux, luttes et dynamiques institutionnelles. »
The aim of this PHD project is to analyze the process of negotiation and agenda–setting, concerning European Asylum policy. The central question is why the European Union made asylum one of the central issues concerning the process of political integration of European construction. Asylum is a subject which, according to the doctrine of subsidiarity, lies directly with the national sovereignty of the members states. In order to answer in this question, the question of “networking” may provide some interesting elements of reflection.