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Month: October 2014

Could you shape the future of the ECPR? 

Could you shape the future of the ECPR? 

For the last 44 years the ECPR has been instrumental in shaping the development of the political science discipline. With a portfolio of major international events, highly ranked publications, prestigious prizes and an institutional membership that is growing year on year, the ECPR remains at the cutting edge of political science and is the association for all involved in its study. By the end of March 2015, the term of office will expire for five Executive Committee members who were…

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New Book: Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond

New Book: Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond

Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond Edited by Paul Bramadat and Lorne Dawson 2014, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division http://www.utppublishing.com/Religious-Radicalization-and-Securitization-in-Canada-and-Beyond.html Description After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, those in London and Madrid, and the arrest of the “Toronto 18,” Canadians have changed how they think about terrorism and security. As governments respond to the potential threat of homegrown radicalism, many observers have become concerned about the impact of those security measures on the minority groups whose…

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New Book: Islam and Development

New Book: Islam and Development

Islam and Development Exploring the Invisible Aid Economy Edited by Matthew Clarke, Deakin University, Australia and David Tittensor, Deakin University, Australia · Islam and DevelopmentThe study of Islam since the advent of 9/11 has made a significant resurgence. However, much of the work produced since then has tended to focus on the movements that not only provide aid to their fellow Muslims, but also have political and at times violent agendas. This tendency has led to a dearth of research…

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New Book: Religious Pluralism. Framing Religious Diversity in the Contemporary World

New Book: Religious Pluralism. Framing Religious Diversity in the Contemporary World

Religious Pluralism Framing Religious Diversity in the Contemporary World Edited by Giuseppe Giordan, Enzo Pace Springer – 2014 – 188 pages http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/religious+studies/book/978-3-319-06622-6 This volume illustrates both theoretically and empirically the differences between religious diversity and religious pluralism. It highlights how the factual situation of cultural and religious diversity may lead to individual, social and political choices of organized and recognized pluralism. In the process, both individual and collective identities are redefined, incessantly moving along the continuum that ranges from exclusion…

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New Book: Religion and Power: No Logos without Mythos

New Book: Religion and Power: No Logos without Mythos

Religion and Power: No Logos without Mythos David Martin, London School of Economics, UK Ashgate, August 2014 http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472433596 There are few more contentious issues than the relation of faith to power or the suggestion that religion is irrational compared with politics and peculiarly prone to violence. The former claim is associated with Juergen Habermas and the latter with Richard Dawkins. In this book David Martin argues, against Habermas, that religion and politics share a common mythic basis and that it…

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New Book: The Changing Soul of Europe

New Book: The Changing Soul of Europe

The Changing Soul of Europe Religions and Migrations in Northern and Southern Europe Edited by Helena Vilaça, University of Porto, Portugal, Enzo Pace, University of Padova, Italy, Inger Furseth, University of Oslo, Norway and Per Pettersson, Karlstad University and Uppsala University, Sweden http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472434692 Ashgate, August 2014 Edited by Helena Vilaça, University of Porto, Portugal, Enzo Pace, University of Padova, Italy, Inger Furseth, University of Oslo, Norway and Per Pettersson, Karlstad University and Uppsala University, Sweden This book paves the way…

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Call for Papers: Global Halal

Call for Papers: Global Halal

Call for Papers Global Halal An International Conference on Muslims and the Cultural Politics of the Permissible February 19-21, 2015 Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Kecia Ali, John Esposito, Sherman Jackson, and Ingrid Mattson Global Halal is an international conference organized by the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University in partnership with the UK-based Muslim, Trust and Cultural Dialogue Program. The conference topic addresses a range of cultural, economic and political concerns associated with the…

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CFP for Workshop on Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism

CFP for Workshop on Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism

CFP for Workshop on Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism Workshop date: 25 February 2015 Place: Middlesex University, London, UK Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2014 This workshop will explore the various ways in which contemporary international migration and transnationalism affect Catholicism both as practices and institutionally. The focus is on the diversity of ways in which international migration makes an impact: as individual faithful bring their religious practices to new contexts; as the faithful in immigrant societies relate to changes due…

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Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties Report

Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties Report

Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties – John Wolffe and Gavin Moorhead Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, The Open University Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties report for the Religion, Martyrdom and Global Uncertainties (1914-2014) project. This report examines the relationship between religion and security, including terrorism and so-called ‘religious violence’. It has two key objectives: · To provide guidance on identifying circumstances in which religion (either on its own or in combination with other factors) is likely to give…

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Religion and Political Theory Centre Lecture Series 2014-15

Religion and Political Theory Centre Lecture Series 2014-15

Religion and Political Theory Centre Lecture Series 2014-15 Multidisciplinary Engagements with Religion Wednesday 24 September 2014, Council Room ‘Spiritual Governance: The Chaplain as Priest of the Secular’ Winnifred Fallers Sullivan , Indiana University Bloomington Thursday 30 October 2014, Council Room ‘Religious Divisions After the Reformation: A Spur to Secularization?’ Ben Kaplan, UCL (University College London) Thursday 4 December 2015, Council Room ‘Equality and Discrimination Law: What has Religious Conscience Got to Do with It?’ Maleiha Malik, King’s College London Tuesday…

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