Workshop co-organized by Matthias Koenig (University of Göttingen & MPI MMG) and Kiyoteru Tsutsui (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). ▪ This workshop forms part of a collaborative project that examines how legitimatingprinciples of nation-states have changed since the emergence of nation-states in the late eighteenthcentury by analyzing written constitutions.
Murat Akan is Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics and Political Theory in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (2005) from Columbia University, New York. He was a non-residential post-doctoral research fellow with the University of Amsterdam (2009-2012), and a guest researcher in-residence at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen (2012-2013). He will be a visiting scholar in George Washington University in July and August 2017. He has a forthcoming book from Columbia University Press on secularism in France and Turkey.