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Call for papers: Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network 5th International Conference

Call for papers: Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network 5th International Conference

Call for Papers| 5-6 July 2018, King’s College London Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network 5th International Conference Worldviews in World View: Particularizing Secularism, Secularity and Nonreligion Convener: Dr Stacey Gutkowski, King’s College London Conference Assistants: Yosr Ben Slima and Sam Jeffery In his Formations of the Secular, Talal Asad called on researchers to attend to the nuanced, case-specific, historical processes whereby conceptual binaries are established and mobilized towards the formation of the ‘secular’ as a modern epistemic category and ‘secularism’…

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Call for papers: “It’s the Economy, Unbeliever! Alternative Spiritualities and Economic Practices” – International Conference, Turin, 5-6 December 2017

Call for papers: “It’s the Economy, Unbeliever! Alternative Spiritualities and Economic Practices” – International Conference, Turin, 5-6 December 2017

Call for papers It’s the Economy, Unbeliever! Alternative Spiritualities and Economic Practices – International Conference University of Turin, Luigi Einaudi Campus, 5-6 December 2017 In recent decades, the relationship between religion and economy has been a topic of interest for economics, on the one hand, and social sciences, on the other; but interdisciplinary approaches has been openly promoted only rarely. The relevance of the relationship between these two spheres lies in the plurality of economic and business models developed by…

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New Issue: Politics and Religion Journal (PRJ)

New Issue: Politics and Religion Journal (PRJ)

Politics and Religion Journal (PRJ) Issue on Political Economy and Religion Vol. 11, No. 1, 2017 Published by: Center for Study of Religion and Religious Tolerance, Belgrade, Serbia https://www.politicsandreligionjournal.com/index.php/prj/issue/view/26 TABLE OF CONTENTS Paola Corrente “HOLY MONEY”: GODS, MEN AND ECONOMY IN ANTIQUITY Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui FROM POLITICAL MYTHOS TO ECONOMIC LOGOS: SECULARIZATION IN ARISTOTLE’S POLITICS Fabián Ludueña Romandini ECONOMY AS A RELIGIOUS PROBLEM. A POLITICAL APPROACH Micaela Cuesta NEOLIBERALISM, A CULT WITHOUT DOGMA. NOTES ON MONEY, RELIGION AND DEMOCRACY…

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Cfp: conference on “Religion in a Global World: interfaith relations and political processes”

Cfp: conference on “Religion in a Global World: interfaith relations and political processes”

Call for papers for the International scientific conference “Religion in a Global World: interfaith relations and political processes”. The conference is organized by the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) together with The Politics and Religion Journal (Serbia) and the Working Group 01 of the International Sociological Association (ISA) This Conference also celebrates and expands upon the special edition of the Politics and Religion Journal published in 2016. The Conference will provide roundtables, thematic discussions and meetings with authors….

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Petition for the release from prison of Professor Istar Gozaydin

Petition for the release from prison of Professor Istar Gozaydin

Professor Istar Gozaydin has been for many years a prominent member of the European Religion and Politics community. She is an intellectual, a human rights activist and an important scholar who has written significant and illuminating contributions on Turkish society and politics. Istar was fired from her job shortly after the abortive July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey and in December 2016 she was arrested on charges that have still not been clarified. Over the last two months, her friends…

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Vacancy: Political Science and International Affairs (John Cabot University, Rome)

Vacancy: Political Science and International Affairs (John Cabot University, Rome)

Full-time tenure track faculty position in Political Science and International Affairs. John Cabot University, a four year, fully-accredited American liberal arts college in Rome, Italy, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in political science and international affairs at the assistant or associate professor rank. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science, demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, commitment to academic service, and interested in the development of programs in a growing department. The ideal candidate will be…

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Call for papers: Religion and Illiberal Politics (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 September 2017)

Call for papers: Religion and Illiberal Politics (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 September 2017)

Religion and Illiberal Politics: Challenges and Common Patterns in Comparative Perspectives Panel Proposal for the ECPR General Conference 6-9 September 2017, Oslo Section “Religion, Politics, and the Public Spheres: Contesting Liberalism? Panel Chairs: Anja Hennig, European University of Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) Email: ahennig@europa-uni.de Simona Guerra, University of Leicester Email: gs219@leicester.ac.uk This panel aims at empirically and theoretically analyzing the ideological, structural, and historical linkages between religion and illiberal and/or contested politics. In particular, the interest focuses on cases of alliances…

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Call for papers: Religious Organizations in European Welfare States in the 21st Century (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 September 2017)

Call for papers: Religious Organizations in European Welfare States in the 21st Century (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 September 2017)

Religious Organizations in European Welfare States in the 21st Century Josef Hien (University of Milan, josefhien@googlemail.com) Matthias Kortmann (University of Munich, matthias.kortmann@gsi.lmu.de) Abstract: This panel focuses on the role of religious organizations in welfare service provision and social politics in Europe in the 21st century. Traditionally, religious organizations have been important actors in welfare states both as providers of social services (on behalf of the state) and as political players in socio-political decision-making processes. In recent decades, this role has…

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Call for papers: Religion, economy, and welfare (ECPR General Conference, Olso 6-9 September 2017)

Call for papers: Religion, economy, and welfare (ECPR General Conference, Olso 6-9 September 2017)

Religion, economy, and welfare: universal values, plural interpretations, and local politics Convenor: Xabier Itçaina (CNRS, Centre Emile Durkheim, Sciences po Bordeaux) x.itcaina@sciencespobordeaux.fr While contemporary religious campaigns on issues related to family policy, educational policy and civilizational issues enjoy high visibility in the media and the public sphere, this is not the case for socio-economic campaigns led by religious actors. Yet religious social thought continues to inspire conceptions of economic and welfare linkages and of local and regional socio-economic configurations. These…

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Call for papers: Religion and morality policy implementation (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 September 2017)

Call for papers: Religion and morality policy implementation (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 September 2017)

CALL FOR PAPERS Religion and morality policy implementation In the research on morality politics, scholars examine intensively how religion determines policy outputs and dynamics of policy change. This focus is primarily motivated by the relevance of religious doctrines. They shape individual and collective belief systems, including certain practices, norms, and values and hence, challenge liberal principles such as autonomy, freedom and equality. If these religious values prevail, they are able to determine the political process and outputs of morally charged…

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