Asst. Prof. Dr. Bekir Cinar attended an International Conference, titled Second International Scientific Conference: “The State, Society and Law: Human Right’s Challenges in Albania”
March 15th, 2013
The conference was organized by Faculty of Political Sciences and Law “Aleksander Moisiu” University, Durres in corporation with Faculty of Law, “Luarasi” University on 15-16 March, Durres and Tirana.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Bekir Cinar and İsa Erbas, who is coauthor of the paper and a PhD candidate, presented a paper at the conference which is called: “Political Participation of Albanian : The View of the University Students”.
The paper highlights the importance of political participation which is one of the essential features of democratic developments. For this reason, there are various types of election systems in the usages of many countries. It seems that, election systems do not make voters cast their votes on the day of election, if those people are not interested in politics. It is also well known that majority of people are not much interested in politics. It is very important in daily lives of public that whether young people participate in politics more than old people or not. Albania is considered a country that has a type of democratic transition which needs to have political participation and interest of its youth in order to establish a solid and strong democratic tradition in the country.
Further, the paper examines opinion of the university and final year colleges’ students on political participation and interest in politics in Albania. The results are important and demonstrate that the university students are keen on politics. This is very important for the future of Albanian democracy. The results have been compared with other countries in order to understand the phenomenon of political interest of the target group. Further, the democratic transition and evolving tradition of Albanian politics are encouraging. Therefore, this paper concludes that Albania may have a better future, if the students involved in politics and political activities more and see youth in the political parties and in the parliament.
The presentation was welcomed by other participants and very well debated. After the presentation of the paper, ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ given to Asst. Prof. Dr. Bekir Cinar and İsa Erbas by the organiser.