Isabel David

isabela_davidova@yahoo.com

Education
PhD, School of Social and Political Sciences. Thesis: “Post-Kemalism? The new balance of power in Turkey”, (September 2012);
Master’s Degree, School of Social and Political Sciences. Dissertation: “From Federalism to Federation or the Irreconciability between Thought and Action”;
Degree in International Relations, School of Social and Political Sciences. Specialization in Economic, Political and Cultural International Relations in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
March-June 2009: Turkish Language Course. Mark: 20 (out of 20);
October 2008-2013: German Language Course, Goethe Institut Lissabon;
31 August – 7 September 2008: Summer School “Religion, Culture, Society”, University Centre Saint-Ignatius, Antwerp, Belgium;
2000-2005: Czech Language and Culture, Faculdade de Letras, University of Lisbon;
August 2000-2004: Summer School of Slavonic Studies, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic;
2-20 September 2002: “Federalism, Decentralization and Diversity: Federalism, Decentralization and “Good Governance”, Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Main Areas of Research
Pluralism, Liberalism, Democracy, Religion and Politics, Federalism, Turkish Politics.

Teaching
Undergraduate courses – Political Theory (from Plato to Rousseau), Pressure Groups and New Social Movements, Citizenship and Political Participation:
Primary Research Interests: Pluralism, Liberalism, Democracy, Religion and Politics, Federalism, Turkish Politics.

Professional and Academic Experience
2012 – Assistant Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences – University of Lisbon;
2011 – present: Researcher, Orient Institute (School of Social and Political Sciences);
Past: Lecteur, School of Social and Political Sciences;
Teaching Assistant, School of Social and Political Sciences;
Research Assistant, Centre for the Study of Political Thinking. School of Social and Political Sciences.

Research Projects
Portuguese Political Thought – ongoing;
Global Leadership Project (http://globalleadershipproject.org/);
Project Sapiens 99

Grants and Awards
2-20 September 2002: “Federalism, Decentralization and Diversity: Federalism, Decentralization and ‘Good Governance’”, Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Grant awarded by the Institute of Federalism;
2000-2004: Summer School of Slavonic Studies, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Scholarship granted by the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Czech Republic.

Publications

Books
From Federalism to Federation or the Irreconcilability between Thought and Action, Lisbon, ISCSP, 2008 (in Portuguese).

Academic Journals
2013 – Today: Co-Editor, Interface: a journal for and about social movements.

Academic Articles and Chapters
“Country profile Portugal”, Global Leadership Project (online in http://globalleadershipproject.org/);
“Convenant” – entry in Encyclopedia of Political Science, George T. Kurian (Editor in Chief), CQ Press, 2010;
“Political Theology: Religion and Politics in Federalism”, In Expanded EU: from autonomy to Alliance, edited by Xsenia Khovanova, Nejat Dogan and Maxym Kovalev. Amsterdam & New Yok: Rodopi, 2008.
“The Trade-off Between Federalism and Sovereignty. A Critique of the Unalterable Dynamics of the State”, In International Research On Global Affairs, edited by Gregory T. Papanikos. Athens: ATINER, 2005;
“From Dialectics to Political Theology: Rethinking Complexity in Federalism”, In Redefining Europe, edited by Joseph Drew. Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2005.

Articles in Student Magazines
“Post-militarism in Turkey: the civilianization of the public sphere”, Pacta, Magazine of the International Relations Students of the School of Social and Political Sciences, 1st edition, October 2012.

Conferences – Presented Papers
“EU-Turkey Relations in the Last Decade”, Main speaker, Faculdade de Letras, University of Lisbon, May 18 2013;
“Rethinking Turkey’s accession to the EU”, Third Global International Studies Conference, Porto, Portugal, August 17-20 2011;
“The Unanticipated Effects of Turkey’s Accession to the EU: the Case for a Different Partnership”, International Studies Association 52nd Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada, March 16-19, 2011;
“Turkey’s Accession to the EU: The Case for a Different Partnership”, International Studies Association 52nd Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada, March 16-19 2011;
“Rethinking Liberal Democracy: The Decline of Politics and its Consequences”, New York State Political Science Association, 63rd Annual Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, April 24-25 2009;
“Reflexions on Liberal Democracy”, What’s the Big Deal about Democracy?, Brighton, United Kingdom , 8-10 September 2008;
“The decline of Politics”, World International Studies Committee, 2nd Global International Studies Conference – What Keeps us Apart, What Keeps us Together, Liubljana, Slovenia, 23-26 July 2008;
“On Liberal Democracy”, Thinking without Borders: International Political Theory in the 21st Century, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom, 12-13 June 2008;
“Against Relativism”, Eight Essex Graduate Conference in Political Theory: Multitude, People Resistance, Essex, United Kingdom, 21-22 June 2007;
“The (Im)perceptible Neglect of Thinking”, International Conference on the Ethical Foundations of Civic Society and the Education of Adults, St. Petesburg, Russia, 30 May-1 June 2007;
“The Eviction of Federalism through the Tyranny of the Majority: Tocqueville Revisited”, International Conference commemorating the 200th Anniversary of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Birth, Warsaw, Poland, 18-20 November 2005;
“Political Theology: Religion and Politics in Federalism”, Redefining Europe: EU Enlargement One Year After, Prague, Czech Republic, 29 April-2 May 2005;
“From Dialectics to Political Theology: Rethinking Complexity in Federalism”, Redefining Europe: Federalism and the Union of European Democracies, Prague, Czech Republic, 26-30 March 2004;