Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Published: Monday 31st July 2017
The Institute for Religion, Politics and Society (IRPS) at ACU, in collaboration with the Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) warmly invites you to the launch of Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective (Oxford University Press), edited by Jocelyne Cesari and José Casanova.
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About the book:
With contributions by leading scholars of religion, this book focuses on women, religion, secularism, and democracy across different religious traditions and national contexts. It examines the situation of emergent Muslim democracies (Turkey, Tunisia, Senegal, Indonesia, and Malaysia) as well as non-democratic cases (Iran or Morocco). It also considers state policies vis-à-vis women and draws comparisons with the situation of women's rights in some Western (Catholic countries) and non-western democracies (India). In doing so, the book highlights the influence of transnational movements and feminist discourses, both Islamic and secular, on women's rights in different national contexts.
About the speakers:
Jocelyne Cesari is Professorial Fellow at the IRPS, ACU. Prof Cesari is also Professor of Religion and Politics at the University of Birmingham (UK) and Senior Research Fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center on Religion, Peace and World Affairs. Bryan Turner is Professorial Fellow at the IRPS, ACU. He is outgoing Presidential Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York and recently received the Max Planck Research Award based at the University of Potsdam.
About the IRPS:
The IRPS is an inter-disciplinary research centre which explores how religion interacts with social structures, the economy, politics and law and how public religions respond to globalisation and social change. Our research aims to pursue big questions, such as: What makes societies succeed? How can societal success be translated into individual flourishing ? What are the essentials for happiness? The IRPS brings together local and global researchers with expertise in sociology, politics, law, political economy and geography. For more information, visit our website.
AAIMS is a leading academic Australian association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about Islamic and Muslim societies. AAIMS is an interdisciplinary association aimed at promoting national and international collaboration. By fostering a network of academics based at Australian universities, AAIMS will generate opportunities for scholarly joint research across disciplines and institutions, as well as a wide dissemination of research output by its members. For more information, visit the AAIMS website.