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Islam in World Affairs: Politics and Paradigms

24 January, 2017 11:09
Islam in World Affairs: Politics and Paradigms

11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

Date: September 13-16, 2017

Venue: The Ciutadella Campus at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain

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The section addresses the role of Islam in world affairs. It seeks to explore the empirical experiences and ideational perspectives of the Islamic civilization on world affairs with regards to statecraft, governance, transnational movements, Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) phenomenon, and Islamic contributions to the field of International Relations.

The section offers analyses of concrete historical experiences and Islamic theoretical approaches to the field of International Relations. Most of the researches carried out by students of IR have fallen into two extremes: they have either overlooked Islamic contributions to world affairs and the field of International Relations — and the rich tradition of the Islamic civilization with regards to international affairs and statecraft— or tried to 'Islamize' the Western tradition of IR.

Going beyond these extremes, the aim of the section is to build bridges between IR and Islam by looking into various variables such as theories, empirical experiences and categorical levels of generalization in international relations.

The overall objective is to both

(1) develop a body of knowledge that addresses the theories and practices of the Islamic civilization and of Muslim societies vis-à-vis international affairs and the discipline of International Relations and

(2) set a model for the inclusion of Muslim contributions to the field of IR in order to enrich, diversify and strengthen it.

More information at: Pan-European Conference on International Relations’ Website

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