Islam in International Relations: Politics and Paradigms analyses the interaction between Islam and IR. It shows how Islam is a conceptualization of ideas that affect people’s thinking and behaviour in their capacity to relate with IR as both discipline and practice. This approach challenges Western-based and defined epistemological and ontological foundations of the discipline, and by doing so contributes to worlding IR as a field of study and practice by presenting and discussing a broad range of standpoints from within Islamic civilization. The volume opens with the presentation and discussion of the international thought of a major Muslim leader, followed by a chapter that addresses the ethical practice of IR, from traditional pacifism to modern Arab political philosophy. It then switches to applying constructivism as a tool to understand Islam in world affairs and proceeds to address the issue of how the ethnocentric approach of Western academia has hindered our understanding of world affairs. The volume moves on to address the ISIS phenomenon, a current urgent issue in world affairs, and closes with a look at Islamic geopolitics. This comprehensive collection will be of great interest to students, scholars and policy-makers with a focus on the Muslim world.
Citation: Adiong, Nassef Manabilang, Raffaele Mauriello, and Deina Abdelkader (eds.) Islam in International Relations: Politics and Paradigms . London: Routledge, 2016.
Islam and International Relations: Contributions to Theory and Practice conceives of International Relations (IR) as an intellectual platform, and not as a unilateral project. It is in this vein of thought that each contributor explores Islamic contributions to the 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. The inclusion of Muslim contributions is not meant to create an isolationist, judicious divide between what is Islamic and what is not. Instead, this study supports the inclusion of that knowledge as a building block in the field of IR. An outcome of the Co-IRIS team (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort), this study draws together the combined expertise of scholars of Islam in international affairs.
Citation: Abdelkader, Deina, Nassef Manabilang Adiong, and Raffaele Mauriello (eds.) Islam and International Relations: Contributions to Theory and Practice. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
International Relations and Islam: Diverse Perspectives presents the idea of finding a middle way or common ground of understanding between two bodies of knowledge conceived from two different hemispheres of the world; namely, International Relations (IR), a social science discipline conceived in the UK and the US (the West), and Islam or Islamic Studies which was conceived in the Arab world and developed in Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia and many non-Arab countries. The book is divided into two main sections; the first being general perspectives from different backgrounds or cases concerning Islam. The second part specifically examines Turkey, offering various perspectives on the significance of this country and its democratic experience. The contributions included in this volume range from discussions on the Islamic veil and its associated stereotypes to an article on Islamic feminism. Other subjects discussed include the issues of Muslim integration, Turkey’s international relations, and Islam’s relationship with democracy, in addition to a biographical representation of the current Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoğlu, detailing his scholarship and its impact on Turkey’s foreign policy. This edited book is part of the mission-vision of the IR-IS Research Cohort, an e-networking community interested in advancing comparative research between International Relations and Islamic Studies.
Citation: Adiong, Nassef Manabilang (Ed.). International Relations and Islam: Diverse Perspectives. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
Peer reviewed Books and Edited Volumes
- (In Progress) Bangsamoro (edited volume project)
- (In Progress) Resurfacing Indigeneity: Critical International Studies in the Philippines (co-edited volume project with Frances Antoinette Cruz)
- (2018, forthcoming) Islam in International Affairs: Politics and Paradigms (co-edited with Deina Abdelkader and Raffaele Mauriello); Routledge’s Worlding beyond the West series
- (2016) Islam and International Relations: Contributions to Theory and Practice (co-edited with Deina Abdelkader and Raffaele Mauriello) London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
- (2013) International Relations and Islam: Diverse Perspectives. Edited. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Peer reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- (In Progress) “Muslims, Islam and Globalisation,” Handbook of Contemporary Islam and Muslim Lives (Springer)
- (In Progress) “Salafiyyah in the Philippines,” Oxford Islamic Studies Online (Oxford University Press)
- (In Progress) “Muslim views of the International,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies (Oxford University Press).
- (2016) “Contemporary Muslim Insights on Muslim Governance and International Relations.” In Deina Abdelkader, Nassef Manabilang Adiong, and Raffaele Mauriello, eds., Islam and International Relations: Contributions to Theory and Practice. Hampshire, UK and New York, USA: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 155-164.
- (2015) “Is there an Islamic Nation-State,” Islamic Perspective Journal, Vol. 14, pp. 1-18.
- (2013) “Nation-State in IR and Islam,” Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp. 102-120.
- (2013) “International Relations and Islam.” In Nassef Adiong (ed.), International Relations and Islam: Diverse Perspectives. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 1-8.
- (2013) “Accommodating Islam into IR: The Case on ‘Nation-State’.” In Nassef M. Adiong (ed.), International Relations and Islam: Diverse Perspectives. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 139-144.
- (2012) “The U.S. and Israel Securitization of Iran’s Nuclear Energy,” The Quarterly Journal of Political Studies of Islamic World, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 95-113.
- (2012) “Ideology that Spawns Islamist Militancy.” In Frank Shanty (ed.), Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, pp. 253-258.
- (2009) “The Palestinian Refugee Question: A Constitutive Constructivist Interpretation,” Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 45-61.
Peer reviewed Encyclopedic and Reference entries
- (In Progress) Book review on “Questioning Modernity in Indonesia and Malaysia” edited by Wendy Mee and Joel S. Kahn, Insight Turkey
- (2017) “Civilization.” In Cenap Cakmak (ed.), Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia, Volume 1. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, pp. 297-302.
- (2017) “Nation.” In Cenap Cakmak (ed.), Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia, Volume 3. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, pp. 1157-1159.
- (2016) “International Relations.” The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. In Ray, Sangeeta, Henry Schwarz, José Luis Villacañas Berlanga, Alberto Moreiras and April Shemak (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Hoboken, NJ: Blackwell Publishing (Blackwell Reference Online).
- (2014) “Nation-State.” In Coeli Fitzpatrick and Adam Hani Walker (eds.), Muhammad in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Prophet of God. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, pp. 417-420.
- (2012) “Nationalism: 1920 to present: Middle East.” In A. Stanton, E. Ramsamy, P. Seybolt, and C. Elliott (eds.), Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., pp. I319-I321.
- (2012) “Qatar: 1920 to present: Middle East.” In A. Stanton, E. Ramsamy, P. Seybolt, and C. Elliott (eds.), Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., pp. I334-I335.
- (2012) “Suez Canal: 1250 to 1920: Middle East.” In A. Stanton, E. Ramsamy, P. Seybolt, and C. Elliott (eds.), Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., pp. I215-I217.
Web-based Publications (not peer reviewed)
- (2018) Discussion paper on “Islam as a Religion,” which is convertible to Lecture-Structured Learning Exercises (SLEs) for the Security Reform Initiative or SRI’s training module.
- (2016) Religion, International Relations, and ‘Philippine IR’. SEARC (Southeast Asia Research Centre) Working Papers no. 180, July, City University of Hong Kong.
- (2016) Muslim Agents of Statecrafting a Civilization. CreateSpace Independent Publishing.
- (2015) “Gallipoli, humanity… Quo Vadis?” Turkey Agenda (www.turkeyagenda.com) on March 24, and Your Middle East Foundation (www.yourmiddleeast.com) on April 29.
- (2013) “Contemplating the Relations between International Relations and Islam” in Encompassing Crescent, available at http://encompassingcrescent.com/opinioneditorials/
- (2011) “The Probability of Humanitarian Intervention as Framework for Human Security” distributed in Law and Society: International and Comparative Law eJournal, Vol. 6, No. 130 (October 26) and in Conflict Studies eJournal, Vol. 5, Issue 119 (November).
- (2011) “Analyzing Ibn Khaldun’s General Sociology.” SSRN (Oct. 02)
- (2011) Book Review on “Khaled Abou El Fadl’s the Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists.” Social Science Research Network (October 02)
- (2011) Book Review of “Mary Kaldor’s Human Security: Reflections on Globalization and Intervention.” Social Science Research Network (October 02)
- (2011) “The Quest for Pan-Islamic Civilization: Crisis and Prospects for a Muslim Ummah Under a Rightly Guided and Ordained Caliphate.” Social Science Research Network (Oct. 2)
- (2011) “Finding Basic Comparison(s) between Islamism and Zionism.” SSRN (Oct. 01)
- (2011) “Great Debate of the Two Intellectual Giants in Middle Eastern Studies of Postcolonial Era: Comparative Study on the Schemata of Edward Said & Bernard Lewis.” SSRN (Oct. 01)
- (2009) “Securitization: Understanding its Process in the field of International Relations.” GRIN Publishing GmbH, München, Germany (March).
- (2008) “The Historical Emergence of the Main Forms of Actors in the Middle East and North Africa Regions.” GRIN Publishing GmbH, München, Germany (December).
- (2008) “Document Analysis of “A History of Medieval Islam” by J.J. Saunders.” GRIN Publishing GmbH, München, Germany (November).
- (2008) “The Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran towards the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.” GRIN Publishing GmbH, München, Germany (October).
- (2008) “United States of America’s Foreign Policy in the Security of Asia-Pacific Region.” GRIN Publishing GmbH, München, Germany (September).
- (2008) “United Kingdom’s Challenges in the European Monetary and Economic Union.” GRIN Publishing GmbH, München, Germany (March).
- (2007) “Relationship between Balik-Islam and full-fledged Muslims under the Auspices of Islamic Teachings in Philippine Setting.” GRIN Publishing GmbH, Germany (April).
- (2007) “After 9/11: A Troika of Perceptions of George Walker Bush, Colin Luther Powell and Donald Henry Rumsfeld on the Creation of the USA Patriot Act of 2001.” GRIN Publishing GmbH, München, Germany (March).