Saturday, June 6, 2009

Papers: Islam, modernity and democracy

Call for Submissions for a Special Issue on “Islam, modernity and democracy: theoretical debates and case studies”

Insight Turkey

Insight Turkey invites manuscripts for its Fall 2009 issue that will explore the debate around the relationship between ‘Islam, modernity and democracy’ with theoretical reflections and analyses of the democratization experiences in the Islamic world, particularly the Middle East. We seek original manuscripts from scholars across the social sciences and humanities, both discipline specific and interdisciplinary, as well as contributions from policy circles. In this special issue, which will be edited by the guest editor Dr. Ahmet Kuru of Columbia University, our goal is to showcase high-quality single case or comparative studies and stimulate a lively debate on the subject.

The topics suitable for inclusion in the special issue include but are not limited to: - theoretical analyses on Islam, modernity and democracy, - the experience of liberalization and democratization in the Middle East, - the role of external actors in democratization: the policies of the European Union and the United States.

Covered by major indexing and abstracting systems and databases Insight Turkey is a refereed academic journal with a policy-oriented perspective. All submissions are subject to Insight Turkey’s editorial policy and must follow the journal’s style guidelines, which can be obtained from the journal’s homepage. Since the journal’s readership comprises specialists and non-specialists, authors should avoid jargon where possible and use a clear and straightforward language that is appealing to both groups.

Insight Turkey welcomes both full articles (5,000-6,000-word essays that present the findings of research or analysis on a relevant contemporary and historical problem or phenomenon) and commentaries (2,500-3,500 word pieces that make a short, provocative argument on an actual topic of interest with policy relevance).

The deadline for submission of completed papers is September 15, 2009. Interested authors are encouraged to send a 300-word abstract to the journal editors no later than August 15, 2009.
Submissions and any questions on editorial issues should be directed to editors at General information regarding Insight Turkey may be obtained from its website:

INSIGHT TURKEY IS INDEXED AND ABSTRACTED BY Index Islamicus, IBR, IBSS, International Political Science Abstracts, Left Index, Middle East & Central Asian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies, Sociological Abstracts and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

Insight Turkey
Resit Galip Cad. Hereke Sokak No: 10
GOP/Cankaya, 06700 Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90.312.446-51 13 • Fax: +90.312.405-6903

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