The Institute for Religion Politics and Society (IRPS) brings together leading researchers from around the world to explore the political, sociological, legal, and economic dimensions of religion.
Through international collaborations and cross-disciplinary research, we address contemporary issues of religion, political conflict, and solidarities, while also examining contributing factors to happiness and wellbeing.
Our research aims to bridge the gap between religion, politics, and law, and address many of the world’s challenges, including violent extremism, global populism, and attacks on religious minorities. Our scholars work with government and industry to frame these challenges and produce research that is above world standard1.
This initiative is a collaboration between our researchers and the Harvard Law School. We aim to create an online portal of credible Islamic law resources.Explore project
We’re collaborating with Wayne State University to examine the impact of the declining automotive industry in Melbourne and Detroit, and the cities’ attempts at revival.Explore project
This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democra...Research
We announced last month that Bryan S. Turner and Berna Zengin Arslan were the winners of the 2014 Sociological Review Prize for Outstanding Scholarship for their article Legal pluralism and the Sharia...Research
1 Excellent in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 rankings