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Month: November 2015

Call for Participants: Section on Islam in International Affairs (EISA Conference, Izmir, 7-10 September 2016)

Call for Participants: Section on Islam in International Affairs (EISA Conference, Izmir, 7-10 September 2016)

Call for participants for the section on
Islam in International Affairs: Politics and Paradigms
EISA 10th Pan-European Conference, Izmir (Turkey), 7-10 September 2013

Organized by the European International Studies Association (EISA)

Chaired by (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort)

The section presents Islamic contributions to international affairs and to the field of International Relations. It seeks to explore theoretical approaches and empirical experiences of the Islamic civilization by referring to both classical and modern sources, the worldview of prominent thinkers, statecraft experiences, current transnational movements, and case studies on the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) phenomenon.

The section offers analyses of both theoretical approaches of Islam in International Relations and concrete historical experiences. The main themes are patterned in three levels of abstraction: the individual, state (or society), and the international system. Most, if not all, of the researches carried out by students of IR have fallen into two extremities: they have either (1) tried to “Islamize” the Western tradition of IR or (2) overlooked Islamic contributions to the field and the rich tradition of the Islamic civilization regarding international affairs and statecraft. Going beyond these misleading extremities, we aim to promote a bridge between IR and Islam by looking into various variables such as theories, empiricism, and categorical levels of generalization in international relations.

The objective is to develop and sustain a body of knowledge that addresses the theories and practices of the Islamic civilization and of Muslim societies with regards to international affairs and to the discipline of International Relations. The larger aim of this section is to set a model for the inclusion of Muslim contributions to the field of IR in order to enrich, diversify, and strengthen it.

This section takes into account a whole picture of current Islamic contributions to IR fashioned under the themes highlighted below.

– Theoretical Approaches of Islam in International Relations (2 panels)
– Worldviews of Muslim Thinkers and Practitioners (2 panels)
– Islamic Polity/Governance vis-à-vis Nation-State (2 panels)
– Transnational and Political Movements of Islamists (2 panels)
– The Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) Phenomenon (2 panels)

Proposals (with abstracts of 200 words maximum) must be submitted, starting 10 November 2015, via the online submission system:

Instructions on how to submit proposals are available at

Please note that there will be a participation limit of three contributions per participant — whether as paper giver, roundtable speaker, or discussant/chair (any of these roles counts as one contribution).

The closing date for paper, panel, and roundtable proposals is midnight (CET) on Friday, 8 January 2016.

International Seminar on Theology, Religion and Politics (Buenos Aires, November 26, 2015)

International Seminar on Theology, Religion and Politics (Buenos Aires, November 26, 2015)

November 26, 2015, Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina

PEC (Cultural Studies Program) part of IEI (Initial Studies Institute)

Institutional support:
CLACSO (Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales)
IPSA (International Political Science Association)-RC43 Politics and Religion

Academic coordination: Dra. Emilce Cuda

Presentation of international jounal: Politics and Religion.
Director: Dr. Miroljub Jevtic. Special Number 2015 about Latin America

10:00 – 10:30 Brekfast Conference
Dr. Miroljub Jevtic. University of Belgrade: “Politics of religions”

10:30 – 12:30 Panel/Theology and Politics

-Dr. Emmanuel Taub. UBA/Political Science-CONICET: “Jewish Philosophy and Education: Reflecting on the diáspora to Argentina from the theology of Franz Rosenzweig”
-Dr. Hernán Borisonic. UBA/ Political Science: “Notes about faiting between catholics and pratestants”
-Dr. Omar Albado, Lic. Enrique Bianchi, Lic. Fabrizio Forcat.. UCA/Theology College: “Theology of the People”

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch/ Conference
Dr. Hans Aasmundsen. University of Bergen: “Religión and Politics in Argentina, a contemporary-historical perspective”

14:30 – 16:30 Mesa redonda/Religión y Política

-Dr. Fortunato Mallimaci. UBA/Social-CEIL/CONICET: “Pluralism and Individualism in the religious argetininen context”
-Dr. Néstor Miguez. ISEDET: “L
The political ambiguity of popular religión in Latin America: Francis and the political”
-Dr. José Fernández Vega. UBA/Fhilosophy-CONICET: “The legitimacy of the pontifical”

Politics and Religion Journal: Special issue on ‘Religion and Politics in Europe”

Politics and Religion Journal: Special issue on ‘Religion and Politics in Europe”

Volume IX (No. 2) – Autumn 2015

Table of Content

The Word of the Guest Editor


Jonas Lindberg
Religion as a Means to Societal Cohesion in Nordic politics 1988-2010

Michael P. Hornsby-Smith
Religion and Politics in the United Kingdom

Philippe Portier
Laicity and women’s rights. Equality and difference in contemporary France

Alfonso Perez-Agote
Religion, Politics and Culture in Spain: Towards a Historical Sociology of their Differentiation and their relations

Simone C. Martino
Politics and Religion in Italy: A Catholic History

Piotr Burgonski
The Catholic Church in the face of the Europeanization of the Polish policy of Equality and non-discrimination. The Case of the CAHVIO Convention

Emanuela C. Del Re
The Yazidi and the Islamic State, or the Effects of a Middle East without Minorities on Europe


Maren Freudenberg
The Emerging Church as a Critical Response to the Neoliberalization of the American religious landscape


Jose Casanova
The Making of a Postsecular Society. A Durkheimian approach to Memory, Pluralism and Religion in Turkey

Massimiliano Ruzzeddu
The Religious and the Political: A Comparative Sociology of Religion

Miki Bozinovich
Challenges of Politology of Religion

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