Call for papers
WOMEN’S MOVEMENTS, POWER, AND THE STATE.
Guest editor Susanne Kranz invites papers that examine the role of women’s movements and their association with the state and other power structures. We encourage interdisciplinary approaches that deal with issues of equality, gendered state-building, state violence, citizenship, challenges to state power, progress/failures of women’s movements, and other similarly related topics.
- How do women’s movements deal with the state? How do they negotiate, challenge and/or reinforce state structures and agendas?
- How have relationship between women’s movements and the state and other power structures changed over time?
- What impact do women’s movements have on state building? How do women mobilize within and outside existing state structures?
- Are women’s movements disappearing, or are women’s issues simply replaced or coopted by other interest groups? Do we still need women’s movements today?
Please submit your paper (6,000 to 10,000 words) in MS Word format to Susanne.Kranz@zu.ac.ae by April 15, 2016. Submissions should include a cover letter describing the work in approximately one hundred words.
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Call for papers
Islamic Law: Society, Culture and State
Guest Editor, Sabrina Joseph, Zayed University, Dubai.
We invite papers that deal with the intersection between Islamic law and society particularly as it pertains to such issues as: the status of women and/or family law, property rights, land tenure, criminal law, finance/economy, and inter-faith relations. Papers from all periods of history and all disciplines arewelcome, as are papers that examine the impact of Islamic law in western contexts. Questions that are of particular interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- How is the law a 'living law'? To what extent have legal thinkers integrated custom into the lawmaking process?
- To what extent has the law provided an arena for individuals of different religions to negotiate and/or settle their disputes?
- What sort of relationship has existed between the various schools of law and have legal thinkers drawn upon schools of law other than their own in formulating laws?
- To what extent have Western legal systems accommodated Islamic law? What impact has this had onnotions of citizenship and minority rights?
- How have state law/secular law and shari'a overlapped and/or informed one another in the lawmaking process? How has this relationship evolved over time?
Please submit your paper (6,000 to 10,000) in MS Word format to Sabrina.firstname.lastname@example.org by December 30, 2012. Submissions should include a cover letter to the editor describing the work in approximately one hundred words.