This edited volume conceives of International Relations (IR) not as a unilateral project, but more as an intellectual platform. Its contributors explore Islamic contributions to this field, addressing the theories and practices of the Islamic civilization and of Muslim societies with regards to international affairs and to the discipline of IR.
Deina Abdelkader is Associate Professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA, and the author of Social Justice in Islam (2000) and Islamic Activists: The Anti-Enlightenment Democrats (2011).
Raffaele Mauriello is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, Iran. In 2013, he was awarded the prize for Book of the Year in Iran.
Nassef Manabilang Adiong is the editor of International Relations and Islam: Diverse Perspectives (2013), and one of the founders of Co-IRIS (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort).
PART I: TOWARDS AN ISLAMIC CONTRIBUTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY: SETTING THE STAGE
1. Fundamentals of Islam in International Relations; Ali Akbar Alikhani
2. Islamic Norms and Values in International Relations and their Reinterpretation in AKP-Governed Turkey; Lili Yulyadi Arnakim
3. Oppressors and Oppressed Reconsidered: A Shi'itologic Perspective on the Islamic Republic of Iran and Hezbollah's Outlook on International Relations; Raffaele Mauriello and Seyed Mohammad Marandi
PART II: DIPLOMACY, JUSTICE, AND NEGOTIATIONS IN ISLAMIC THOUGHT
4. Ibn Khaldûn's Historical Sociology and the Concept of Change in International Relations Theory; Faruk Yalvaç
5. From the Tripartite Division to Universal Humanism: An Alternative Islamic Global International Relations; Ahmed Al-Dawoody
6. Democracy and Secularism: The Binary Divide between Faith and Reason; Deina Abdelkader
PART III: CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM INSIGHTS ON MUSLIM GOVERNANCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
7. 'The Parting of the Ways' - A Qutbian Approach to International Relations; Carimo Mohomed
8. Constructing an Islamic Theory of IR: The Case of Y?suf al-Qara??w?, Ummah, Jih?d and the World; Rodolfo Ragionieri
9: Malaysia's Islam Hadhari and the Role of the Nation-State in International Relations; Muhamad Ali