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Conference on Political Islam and Public Policy

 


Thursday 25 March 2010

Great Hall, King’s College London

 

 Sessions will include:

 

 

  • Dividing lines and common ground

What is Political Islam? What are its essential political and theological characteristics?  What forms does it take in the UK, Germany and elsewhere? To what extent is it a transnational phenomenon? Is it a recent development? What have its successes and failures been to date? Who practises it, and where? How popular is it? How is it related, if at all, to neo-jihadhi violence?

 

  • Domestic policy towards Political Islam

What approaches have European countries such as the UK and Germany taken, and what approach should they take, in their domestic public policy towards Political Islam? Is there a case for engaging with Islamists in public debate, or banning them? How, if at all, should domestic politics respond to the rise of Political Islam? Does Political Islam in the UK or Germany pose a security threat, or offer potential security solutions?  

 

  • Foreign policy towards Political Islam

What approaches have European countries such as the UK and Germany taken, and what approaches should they take, in their foreign policy towards Political Islam overseas? Is there a case for engaging with foreign Islamists in diplomatic terms? How, if at all, should foreign policymakers respond to the rise of Political Islam globally? How does Political Islam fit with western attitudes towards the promotion of democracy, the rule of law and human rights? Do Islamists overseas pose a security threat, or offer potential security solutions? In particular, how should European countries relate to Political Islam in the Middle East and North Africa?    

 

 The Cordoab Foundation will be presenting its views here

Places are free of charge, but limited, so please note that you must RSVP in good time to info@feslondon.net to secure your place.

 

 

 

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