Leading political theorist on democracy and Sydney University Professor John Keane is the guest of the ninth program of the seminar series “A Common Horizon for Humanity and the Planet”, which will be broadcasted live on the Cappadocia University YouTube channel on Monday, March 28 at 13:00 pm (Turkish Time). Professor Keane has a particular interest in democracy and representation. He is the author of many books including “Whatever happened to Democracy (2002)”, “Global Civil Society (2003)”, “Violence and Democracy (2004)”, “The Life and Death of Democracy (2009)”, “Democracy and Media Decadence (2013)”, “Refiguring Democracy: The Spanish Political Laboratory (2017)” and “The New Despotism (2020)”. Many of his books have been translated into Turkish, including “Civil Society and the State”, “The Media and Democracy”, “Violence and Democracy” and “The New Despotism”.
The conversation will be on the topic of “Do we live in an age of uncertainty”. The program will be moderated by Professor Burak Özçetin of the Bilgi University.
Prof. John Keane discusses the term “certainty” in times of growing uncertainties such as floods and fires, global pestilence, species destruction, unending wars, shrinking US power, talk of the spiri...
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Professor at University of Sydney
Professor John Keane, Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Adelaide, his MA and his Ph.D. at Toronto University. He has a particular interest in theories of democracy and political representation, and he is renowned globally for his contributions to democratic thought. He is the author of many books including “Whatever Happened to Democracy (2002)”, “Global Civil Society (2003)”, “Violence and Democracy (2004)”, “The Life and Death of Democracy (2009)”, “Democracy and Media Decadence (2013)”, “Refiguring Democracy: The Spanish Political Laboratory (2017)” and “The New Despotism (2020)”. Many of his books have been translated into Turkish, including “Civil Society and the State” (Ayrıntı Yayınları), “The Media and Democracy” (Ayrıntı Yayınları), “Violence and Democracy” (İmge Yayınevi) and “The New Despotism” (İletişim Yayınları). He has contributed to The New York Times, Al Jazeera, the Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, Harper’s, the South China Morning Post and The Huffington Post. He was recently nominated for the 2021 Balzan Prize and the Holberg Prize for outstanding global contributions to the human sciences.
Professor at İstanbul Bilgi University
Özçetin is Professor of Communication at Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of New Media. He received his BA from Middle East Technical University, Department of International Relations, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. He was a visiting researcher at the New School for Social Research Department of Political Science (New York) in 2006-2007 with a Fulbright Scholarship.
Özçetin’s basic areas of interest are communication theories, political communication, Ottoman-Turkish political life, cultural studies, political and social theory. Özçetin’s book, Mass Communication Theories: Concepts, Schools, Models, which systematically deals with the theories of mass communication, was published by İletişim Yayınları in 2018 (5th Edition 2022). He is working on a book on political communication theories and the course of political communication in Turkey.