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CONF./CFP- Turkic Traditions of Rule of Law and Good Government, Orem, Utah, March 27, 2009

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CONF./CFP- Turkic Traditions of Rule of Law and Good Government, Utah, Mar. 27

Posted by: Baktybek Abdrisaev <>

Call for Papers

Traditions of Rule of Law, Good Governance and
Consultative Government in the Turkic World

Date: March 27, 2009
Location: Orem, Utah

Conference is organized by the Office of International Affairs and
Diplomacy, Center for the Study of Ethics, Department of History and
Political Science, Utah Valley University and Central Asia ­ Caucasus
Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Topics to be discussed:

1) Indigenous traditions of rule of law and good governance in the
Turkic World and their relation to western traditions.

2) Indigenous traditions of consulting the will of the governed in the
Turkic World and their relation to democracy in the West.

As a part of the Conference, UVU will publish 250 copies of a bilingual
text of the 11th century manuscript from Central Asia "Kutadgu Bilig"
[The Glory of the Royal Wisdom] written by Balasagun'lu Yusuf.
Copies of the book will be presented during the Conference.
The Conference will have in addition to two panels for scholars also
separate panel for presentations of the most outstanding university
students' papers. The top three papers will be presented at this
summer's Washington, DC Conference organized by the Central
Asia-Caucasus Institute at John Hopkins University. The number one
student paper will go to Central Asia this year and take part at the
follow-up Conference, courtesy a CEL grant from UVU. The selection of
the best papers will be done by a special board, which will include
leading scholars from Washington, D.C., Utah and Central Asia.
Information for students and all interested participants on the original
texts for study and all guides for writing the papers is prepared by Dr.
Alex Stecker and available on-line on the UVU website, (go to the link "ELECTRONIC RESERVE", then select
"THE WISDOM OF ROYAL GLORY" in the link "Please select instructor. "
Access to the texts is provided by using PASSWORD:UVU).

The Conference will publish the final papers in an edited volume. To be
considered for the Conference, scholars, faculty and students should
submit an abstract of approximately 250 words and a short CV
electronically by March 1, 2009. After confirmation of acceptance the
full version of the paper should be submitted by March 15, 2009. Student
papers should be at least 10 pages long, double space with citation of
sources in Turabian.

The Conference is unable to provide participants' travel and lodging
expenses. Participants are expected to seek funding from their own

For more information, contact Dr. Rusty Butler, at,
1-801-863-8864, Dr. Alex Stecker, at, 1-801-863-6917,
Dr. Baktybek Abdrisaev at 1-801-863-8351, or Aliia
Galbraith, at, 1-801-863-7191.

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