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Call for papers: “Religion and Political Parties in Contemporary Democracies” (ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, 22-25 August 2018)

Call for papers: “Religion and Political Parties in Contemporary Democracies” (ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, 22-25 August 2018)

Call for papers Panel on “Religion and Political Parties in Contemporary Democracies” Convenor: Luca Ozzano, University of Turin, luca.ozzano@unito.it ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, 22-25 August 2018, https://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=115 Section on “Revisiting Religion and Politics Research: Achievements, Critique, Future Questions” (Convenors Anja Hennig and Luca Ozzano) Abstract: The role of religion in contemporary democracies has been for decades neglected by mainstream political science. Although in the 2000s and 2010s many authoritative works have started to cast light on this field, the state…

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Conference: Islam and Democracy. Exploring the Strategies of Political Islam

Conference: Islam and Democracy. Exploring the Strategies of Political Islam

The Cordoba Foundation NATIONAL CONFERENCE ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY: Exploring the Strategies of Political Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Contribution On the back of a trending upsurge in interest and critique of political Islam following the Arab Spring, and particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, this timely conference seeks to unpick the nature and manifestation of political Islam in Britain today. The conference will principally explore whether the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood is congruent with the values and principles of democracy; the…

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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 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: The Awakening of Muslim Democracy

New Book: The Awakening of Muslim Democracy

The Awakening of Muslim Democracy Religion, Modernity, and the State Jocelyne Cesari Cambridge University Press, April 2014 http://www.cambridge.org/hn/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/middle-east-government-politics-and-policy/awakening-muslim-democracy-religion-modernity-and-state Why and how did Islam become such a political force in so many Muslim-majority countries? In this book, Jocelyne Cesari investigates the relationship between modernization, politics, and Islam in Muslim-majority countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Turkey – countries that were founded by secular rulers and have since undergone secularized politics. Cesari argues that nation-building processes in these states have…

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