Islam and the Study of the ‘International’

FILE PHOTO: General view of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/File Photo
Islam has played a major role in world affairs since its inception. Today, the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation represents the second largest inter-governmental organisation of sates after the UN. A number of Muslim majority countries like the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Turkey under the AKP, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Malaysia: all claim to follow an Islamic approach to their domestic and foreign policy.   Islam as an intellectual force, has received little sustained attention in the fields of Political Science and International Relations specifically. This Section aims to address the nature and goals of international relations, foreign policy and diplomacy from multiple Islamic perspectives. Those perspectives challenge and contribute to international practices and they represent their respective perceptions of the ‘International. The section is an effort to include Islamic civilization and Muslim majority countries in the contemporary international platform and the analysis of the “unseen” in the study of International Relations. We welcome both individual papers as well as full panel submissions. Proposed panel themes include but are not limited to:
– The seen and unseen in Islamic International Relations Theory
– Islam and international relations
– Islam and Foreign Policy Analysis
– Islam and Diplomacy
– The visual in the international relations of Islamic countries
Abstract are to be submitted electronically via the online submission system here,
Please, read the Abstract Submission Guidelines prior to making your submission and visit the official EISA PEC 2019 website and the official Co-IRIS website for further updates. Do not hesitate to contact us or the conference organizers with any questions you may have.
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