London 2014 Senate House

The Eurasia Studies Society of Great Britain & Europe (TESS-GB-Europe)


Royal Holloway, University of London


Social and Economic Development: Theory and Practice

Date: Saturday 25 January 2014 (time 11.00-18.00)

VenueSenate House, Russell Square, Room 261, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU

Nearest underground/tube: Russell Square


Convened by Dr Gul Berna Ozcan and Diana Kudaibergenova

Conference Manager: Dr Sevket Akyildiz


WORKSHOP PROGRAMME AVAILABLE HERE: The Eurasia Studies Society 25 Jan 2014

Time: 11:45 – 18:30
Senate House is located in the centre of London. The nearest tube/underground is Russell Square and the building is close to SOAS, University of London.
For participants who require accommodation we recommend the following:
Hotels and hostels:
Please refer to the SOAS website for information:
Evening meal:
The evening meal is free for all presenters and panel convenors. Our restaurant is Tas, Bloomsbury, London. Tas specialises in Turkish cuisine. Our restaurant is a 10 minute walk from the workshop venue. We dined here last year and found the food and service very good indeed. We have booked for 6.30 pm, and will update you with the menu closer to the day of the workshop. If you cannot make the dinner please do inform us, otherwise assume your restaurant meal is booked.


The economies and societies of Central Asia and the Caucasus are grappling with the consequences of post-Soviet capitalist markets, new regional trade patterns, and intensifying competition on assets. Depleting local resources, migration, environmental problems, poverty and conflicts all present formidable challenges. What are realistic development options for the region and how do we engage with the theory of post-Soviet development? The event will discuss these questions at a one-day workshop in London. Participation is open to postgraduate students, PhD candidates, independent researchers and early career academics.

Papers in the following themes are especially welcome:

  • Theory and politics of development
  • Foreign aid, investment and development
  • Oil, gas and mining industries in regional development
  • Gender, ethnicity and religion
  • Corruption, business and self-governance
  • Migration, trade and local economies
  • Information technologies, public infrastructure, health and education
  • The environment: water, nuclear waste, pollution and disaster management

Unfortunately we have no travel or accommodation grants available for this event.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 December 2013.

Send your abstracts (around 400 words) along with a 20-word bio to:

Dr. Sevket Hylton Akyildiz – The Eurasia Studies Society of Great Britain & Europe (TESS-GB-Europe)

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