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Month: April 2014

‘Politics and Religion Journal’ special issue on ‘Terrorism from the View of Muslims’

‘Politics and Religion Journal’ special issue on ‘Terrorism from the View of Muslims’

Politics and Religion Journal New Issue Volume VIII (No. 1) – Spring 2014 Table of Contents TERRORISM FROM THE VIEW OF MUSLIMS Labeed Ahmed Bsoul Classical and Contemporary Muslim Juridical Views of Terrorism Yousef M. Aljamal Hamas: Terrorism Organization or Liberation Movement? Abd al – Fattah M. El – Awaisi A Muslim Model for Peaceful Co – Existence and Mutual Respect Jilani Ben Touhami Mefttah, Mohammed Hussain Ahmad Erroneous Similarities Between the Concept of Jihad and the Concept of Terrorism:…

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Cfp: SISP Conference – Panels on Religion and Politics

Cfp: SISP Conference – Panels on Religion and Politics

XVIII SISP ANNUAL CONFERENCE UNIVERSITY OF PERUGIA – Department of Political Science – UNIVERSITY FOR FOREIGNERS OF PERUGIA – Department of Human and Social Studies 11 – 13 September 2014 Deadline for paper proposals: 15 May 2014 http://www.sisp.it/conference Panels on Religion and Politics: 1) Religion and Political Parties (Luca Ozzano and Massimiliano Livi) 2) Religion and International Relations (Valter Coralluzzo) 3) Religion and Local Politics (Xabier Itzcaina and Alberta Giorgi) 4) Religion, Secularism and Politics in 21st Century Turkey (Luca…

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Cfp: Addressing the Asylum Crisis

Cfp: Addressing the Asylum Crisis

CALL FOR PAPERS: Addressing the Asylum Crisis: Religious Contributions to Rethinking Protection in Global Politics A British Council-sponsored workshop (Bridging Voices program) University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies, Brussels, 26th and 27th of June 2014 Deadline for abstract submission (250 words max): April 24, 2014 Convenors: Luca Mavelli (Kent) and Erin Wilson (Groningen) We are organizing a British Council-sponsored workshop (Bridging Voices program) on ‘Addressing the Asylum Crisis: Religious Contributions to Rethinking Protection in Global Politics’. The workshop…

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Vacancy: Post-Docs at ELIAMEP

Vacancy: Post-Docs at ELIAMEP

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) is seeking four postdoctoral researchers to work with Dr. Effie Fokas and a 16-member broader research team on the ERC (European Research Council) funded research project entitled ‘Directions in Religious Pluralism in Europe: Examining Grassroots Mobilisations in Europe in the Shadow of European Court of Human Rights Religious Freedom Jurisprudence’ (GRASSROOTSMOBILISE). Each postdoctoral researcher will undertake one country-based case study (on the cases of Greece, Italy, Romania and Turkey). The 5-year-long…

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Vacancies: Coventry University

Vacancies: Coventry University

We are looking to recruit four full-time permanent contract postdoctoral research associates to work on the ‘Clash Narratives in Context: Uncovering the Social and Cultural Drivers of Contemporary Science vs. Religion Debates’ project within the newly created University Research Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. We welcome applications from experienced, enthusiastic and creative humanities and social science early career researchers. This large scale multidisciplinary project will build an empirical and theoretical understanding of what social and cultural factors have…

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Vacancy: Post-doctoral Position – Religion and Politics in the EU

Vacancy: Post-doctoral Position – Religion and Politics in the EU

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION, RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION, TWO YEARS (7-2014-6/2016) This is a call for applications for one full-time post-doctoral position in European studies and politology of religion, based at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The researcher will work in the framework of a project funded by the Belgian scientific agency (FNRS), under the supervision of the principal investigator François Foret. Prospective candidates are hereby invited to submit their application as described below. The deadline for submitting applications…

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Cfp: Between East and West – Youth, Religion and Politics

Cfp: Between East and West – Youth, Religion and Politics

Latvian Society for the Study of Religion 2nd International Scientific Conference BETWEEN EAST AND WEST: Youth, Religion and Politics 16-17 October, 2014 Riga, Latvia CALL FOR PAPERS The Latvian Society for the Study of Religions in cooperation with the University of Latvia and Daugavpils University announces the international scientific conference “Between East and West: Youth, Religion and Politics”. We welcome both junior and senior scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines and fields which highlight interconnection between youth, religion…

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New Book: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

New Book: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics Editor-in-chief: Emad El-Din Shahin, Editorial board member: Peri J. Bearman, Editorial board member: Sohail H. Hashmi, Editorial board member: Khaled Keshk, and Editorial board member: Joseph A. Kechichian OUP USA 1248 pages | 254x178mm 978-0-19-973935-6 | Hardback | 27 February 2014 The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics provides in-depth coverage of the political dimensions of Islam and the Muslim world. Developments in Muslim societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have highlighted…

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New Book: Global Religious Movements Across Borders

New Book: Global Religious Movements Across Borders

Global Religious Movements Across Borders: Sacred Service Edited by Stephen M. Cherry and Helen Rose Ebaugh Ashgate, 2014 Series : Ashgate Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409456872 From global missionizing among proselytic faiths to mass migration through religious diasporas, religion has traveled from one side of the world and back again. It continues to play a prominent role in shaping world politics and has been a vital force in the continued emergence, spread, and creation of a…

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New Book: Islam, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism

New Book: Islam, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism

Islam, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism At Home and in the World Ali Mirsepassi and Tadd Graham Fernée Cambridge University Press, 2014 http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/middle-east-government-politics-and-policy/islam-democracy-and-cosmopolitanism-home-and-world This book presents a critical study of citizenship, state, and globalization in societies that have been historically influenced by Islamic traditions and institutions. Interrogating the work of contemporary theorists of Islamic modernity such as Mohammed Arkoun, Abdul an-Na’im, Fatima Mernissi, Talal Asad, Saba Mahmood, and Aziz Al-Azmeh, this book explores the debate on Islam, democracy, and modernity, contextualized within…

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