Conference: 8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, September 18 -21, 2013, Warsaw, Poland

Section Title: “Critical Relations of International Relations and Islam”
Organizers: The European International Studies Association, Institute of International Relations (University of Warsaw), and the Polish Association for International Studies
Chairs: Nassef Manabilang Adiong and Dr. Adis Duderija (University of Malaya)
Deadline: February 8, 2013

For a very long time, the Muslim world was regarded as an outsider from the cultural and normative pretext and state relations of the West. Even during the reign of the Ottoman Empire, scholars of International Relations (IR) excluded her as a subordinated stealth ally or non-ally of major European powers.

The shift from Bush to Obama in their foreign policies toward the Muslim world, Imam Khamenei’s position about nuclear weapons, transitional political elites such as Egypt’s Pres. Morsi (Muslim Brotherhood) and Tunisia’s PM Jebali (Ennahda Movement), and Malaysia and Indonesia’s rising Salafi (political) movements are few examples that it is now apparent that there is an imperative motivation why Islamic discourses gradually dominate contemporary international relations, and how it affects the West in a theory-praxis spectrum.

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