Engin F. Isin

7.00-8.30pm | Thursday 18 February 2010
Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, SW8

Engin F. Isin, Chair in Citizenship and Professor of Politics, Politics and International Studies (POLIS), Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University and Director, Centre for Citizenship, Identities, Governance (CCIG), Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University.

This discussion looked at the understanding of political participation that emerged from the Ottoman Empire. This understanding serves as an interesting and fruitful counterpoint to the Greek and Roman heritage which informs ideas about citizenship and democracy in Europe, and opens up new ways of thinking about political membership.