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Religion and Politics in the Globalization Era
Date: June 22-24, 2012
Deadline for submissions: May 20, 2012
Grace Davie, Professor of Sociology, University of Exeter
Bassam Tibi, Professor Emeritus for International Relations, University of Göttingen
Leonard Swidler, Professor of Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue at Temple University
Stephen Hunt, Associate Professor, University of the West of England, Bristol
Call for papers:
The Centre for Political Analysis of Babes-Bolyai University would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the international conference, Religion and Politics in the Globalization Era, which will be held June, 22nd-24th 2012 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. This event is jointly hosted and supported by Babes-Bolyai University’s Institute for Global Studies.
The event is aimed at fostering a forum for cross-national and cross-cultural debates on the key aspects that underlie and emerge from the interplay relating religion to various aspects of national and international politics. The list of specific topics as guidelines for papers and discussions include:
- Religion and democracy;
- Human rights and responsibilities in world religions;
- Religion as a source and supporter of global ethics;
- Religion: promoting violence or peace?;
- Religion’s role in the international system;
- Religion and ecology;
- The use of religious language for political purposes: religion and electoral campaigns;
- Religious beliefs and political parties and movements;
- Global poverty and religiously inspired terrorism;
- Public theologies and public policies.
While we encourage proposals focusing on the topics listed above, proposals tackling other issues at the intersection of religion and politics will also be considered. Papers may focus on all kinds of religions, “world religions” just as new religious movements or alternative spiritualities.
Paper submission and Review Process
Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (no detailed references) by May 20, 2012 to the conference organizers, by following this link. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.
Paper selection/screening process
Papers will be selected based on a double-blind review process. Authors will receive abstract acceptance notice from the Organizing Committee by May 30, 2012
Full papers should be submitted by August 30, 2012. The conference organizers plan to publish a substantial number of accepted papers in an edited volume published by a world-leading publisher of social science resources.
Selected papers will also be reviewed for the first issue of a new academic journal entitled Global Perspectives.
The working language of the conference will be English.
Standard fee: 100 Euro
PhD students fee: 80 Euro.