The Unseen IR: Islam and the Study of the ‘International’

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals for the Co-IRIS section at the

13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations
11–14 September 2019, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Section 44: “The Unseen IR: Islam and the Study of the ‘International’

Islam has played a major role in world affairs since its inception. Today, the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation represents the second largest inter-governmental organisation of sates after the UN. A number of Muslim majority countries like the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Turkey under the AKP, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Malaysia: all claim to follow an Islamic approach to their domestic and foreign policy.   Islam as an intellectual force, has received little sustained attention in the fields of Political Science and International Relations specifically. This Section aims to address the nature and goals of international relations, foreign policy and diplomacy from multiple Islamic perspectives. Those perspectives challenge and contribute to international practices and they represent their respective perceptions of the ‘International. The section is an effort to include Islamic civilization and Muslim majority countries in the contemporary international platform and the analysis of the “unseen” in the study of International Relations.

We welcome both individual papers as well as full panel submissions. Proposed panel themes include but are not limited to:

  • The seen and unseen in Islamic International Relations Theory
  • Islam and international relations
  • Islam and Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Islam and Diplomacy
  • The visual in the international relations of Islamic countries

Please find the full call for contributions here. Deadline for submissions is 28 February 2019. Abstract are to be submitted electronically via the online submission system. Please, read the Abstract Submission Guidelines prior to making your submission and visit the official EISA PEC 2019 website and the official Co-IRIS website for further updates. Do not hesitate to contact us or the conference organizers with any questions you may have.

2 Comments on “The Unseen IR: Islam and the Study of the ‘International’

  1. Hello,

    Thanks for sending this great info. I’m definitely interested to submit a paper proposal or be a part of a panel. But where and how do I submit a proposal? What’s the proposal submission deadline?

    Hope to receive from more info and guidelines from you.


    Mohammed Nuruzzaman

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