210150 SE BAK15 East European Studies (2018W)
Religion, State and Society in the former Soviet Union
Students who miss the first lesson without prior notification will lose their seat in the course.Follow the principles of good scientific practice.The course instructor may invite students to an oral exam about the student’s written contributions in the course. Plagiarized contributions have the consequence that the course won’t be graded (instead the course will be marked with an ‘X’ in the transcript of records).
- Registration is open from Mo 03.09.2018 08:00 to Mo 17.09.2018 08:00
- Registration is open from Th 20.09.2018 08:00 to We 26.09.2018 08:00
- Deregistration possible until Su 14.10.2018 23:59
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Full list will be announced on MoodleSelected readings:
Bedford, S. Islamic Opposition in Azerbaijan: Discursive Conflicts and Beyond. In Simons, Greg and David Westerlund (eds.) Religion, Politics and Nation-Building in Post-Communist Countries. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2015: 155-187
Huntington, S. "The clash of civilizations?."Foreign affairs(1993): 22-49.
Juergensmeyer, M. "Antifundamentalism."Fundamentalisms comprehended5 (1995).
Khalid, A. "A secular Islam: nation, state, and religion in Uzbekistan."International Journal of Middle East Studies35.4 (2003): 573-598.
Lemon, E.J. "Building resilient secular citizens: Tajikistan’s response to the Islamic State."Caucasus Survey 4.3 (2016): 261-281.
Louw, M. E.Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia. Routledge, 2007. (Chapter 2-3)
Menchik, Jeremy. "Soft Separation Democracy."Politics and Religion(2018): 1-21.
Omelicheva, M. (2011) Islam in Kazakhstan: a survey of contemporary
trends and sources of securitization, Central Asian Survey, 30:2, 243-256
Tarrow, S. (1994) Power in Movement. Social Movements and Contentious Politics. Second Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Chapter 1).
Wiktorowicz, Q (2002) Islamic Activism and Social Movement Theory: A New Direction for Research, Mediterranean Politics, 7:3, 187-211,
Wæver, O.Securitization and desecuritization. Copenhagen: Centre for Peace and Conflict Research, 1993.