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Month: July 2014

New Book: Islam, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism

New Book: Islam, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism

Islam, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism: At Home and in the World Ali Mirsepassi Tadd Graham Fernée Cambridge University Press May 2014 http://www.cambridge.org/tr/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/middle-east-government-politics-and-policy/islam-democracy-and-cosmopolitanism-home-and-world?format=HB 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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New Book: Religion, Identity and Human Security

New Book: Religion, Identity and Human Security

Giorgio Shani (2014) Religion, Identity and Human Security (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge) ISBN: 978-0-415-50906-0. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415509060/ Description Religion, Identity and Human Security attempts to articulate a ‘post-secular’ approach to Human Security suited to a globalizing and increasingly post-Western world. It is divided into two sections. The first section provides the theoretical framework for re-conceptualizing Critical Human Security along post-secular lines. The second attempts to apply this framework to three sites of insecurity: the EU, South Asia and Japan. It will primarily be…

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Call for Book Chapters: Resistance versus promotion of globalization

Call for Book Chapters: Resistance versus promotion of globalization

Edited Book project – contributions needed for specific chapters: Resistance versus promotion of globalization: contrasting roles of religious activism in the global economy The study of religion in international relations has focused on the relationship between religion and modernity, the impact of religion on the secular state system, on both religious and secular violence, and on the role of religious actors in world politics. There is however an absence of inquiry into how religious social movements relate to global capitalism….

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Ph.d. and post-doc fellowships – University of Oslo

Ph.d. and post-doc fellowships – University of Oslo

Ph.d. and post-doc fellowships at the University of Oslo, Norway: 1. Two Doctoral research fellowships in Politics and Society in the Middle East http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1207849/62042?iso=no 2. Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Ideological and cultural development in the Middle East after ca 1850 http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1207979/62042?iso=no 3. Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the study of central aspects of the development of Islam as a religious tradition http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1207991/62042?iso=no 4. Doctoral research fellowship in Semitic Studies with emphasis on language, religion and societal changes http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1207899/62042?iso=no

RC43 panels at the IPSA Montreal Conference

RC43 panels at the IPSA Montreal Conference

Towards the end of July, Political Scientists from all over the world will gather in Montreal for the 23rd World Congress of Political Science. The Research Committee 43 on Religion and Politics hosts the following 12 panels* Civil Society and Religion Chair: Prof. Jeffrey Haynes Palais des congrès – 512d Wednesday, July 23rd – 13:00-14:45 Governance Implications of EU Integration for Post-communist States Chair: Prof. Jeffrey Haynes Palais des congrès – 522b Tuesday, July 22nd – 11:00-12:45 Individual Attitudes towards…

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