Débat Sciences Po : “Power and Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought” (sur inscription) — CERI (Paris), 10h30-12h30, 27/11/2019

This event is organized by the International Research Network RADEX and OCTAV

Power and Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought

Talk by Andrew F. March, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of political philosophy, Islamic law and political thought, religion, and political theory.

Discussion by Makram Abbès, Professor of Arabic Studies at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon. His research addresses theories of war in Islam, the political though of law scholars of the Medieval period, and Islamic moral and political philosophy.

The Caliphate of Man, Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought, Andrew F. March, Harvard University Press.

A political theorist teases out the century-old ideological transformation at the heart of contemporary discourse in Muslim nations undergoing political change.
The Arab Spring precipitated a crisis in political Islam. In Egypt Islamists have been crushed. In Turkey they have descended into authoritarianism. In Tunisia they govern but without the label of “political Islam.” Andrew March explores how, before this crisis, Islamists developed a unique theory of popular sovereignty, one that promised to determine the future of democracy in the Middle East. [….]

The session will take place at CERI, 56, rue Jacob – 75006 Paris – Room Jean Monnet (GF)

Responsables scientifiques : Nadia Marzouki, Sciences Po-CERI et Philippe Bonditti, ESPOL


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