Bringing together leading researchers from around the world, the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at Australian Catholic University (ACU) explores the political, sociological, legal and economic dimensions of religion.

Through international collaborations and cross-disciplinary research, the Institute addresses contemporary issues of religion, political conflict and solidarities while also examining contributing factors to happiness and well-being.

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Submissions from 2015

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Islamic reform in Asia, Irfan Ahmad

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Informal labour in urban India, Tom Barnes

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Labour contractors and global production networks: The Case of India's auto supply chain, Tom Barnes, Krishna Shekhar Lal Das, and Surendra Pratap

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Introduction: Human longevity, utopia, and solidarity, Alex Dumas and Bryan Turner

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Perception of Shari'a in Sydney and New York newspapers, Adam Possamai, Bryan Turner, Joshua Roose, Selda Dagistanli, and Malcolm Voyce

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Muslim citizenship in everyday Australian civic spaces, Joshua Roose and Anita Harris

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Between rhetoric and reality : Shari'a and the shift towards neoliberal multiculturalism in Australia, Joshua Roose and Adam Possamai

Asian citizenship and beyond: contradictions between democracy and demography, Bryan Turner

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Civil sphere and political performance: Critical reflections on Alexander's cultural sociology, Bryan Turner

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Introduction: Legal pluralism and Shari'a, Bryan Turner and Adam Possamai

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The future of legal pluralism, Bryan Turner and James Richardson

Submissions from 2014

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DIY citizenship amongst young Muslims: Experiences of the 'ordinary', Anita Harris and Joshua Roose

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Muslim active citizenship in Australia: Socioeconomic challenges and the emergence of a Muslim elite, Mario Peucker, Joshua Roose, and Shahram Akbarzadeh

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Authority and liquid religion in cyber-space: The new territories of religious communication, Adam Possamai and Bryan Turner

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Legal pluralism and the Shari'a : A comparison of Greece and Turkey, Bryan Turner and Berna Arslan

Submissions from 2013

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Cracks in the 'Mightiest Fortress': Jamaat-e-Islami's changing discourse on women, Irfan Ahmad

In defense of ho(s)tels: islamophobia, domophilia, liberalism, Irfan Ahmad

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Islam and politics in South Asia, Irfan Ahmad

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The IT industry and economic development in India : A critical study, Thomas Barnes

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Marxist class analysis: A living tradition in Australian scholarship, Tom Barnes and Damien Cahill

Addressing the spiritual dimension of learning, Marian de Souza

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Islamophobia, European Modernity and Contemporary Illiberalism, Natalie Doyle and Irfan Ahmad

Governing as gardening: reflections on soft authoritarianism in Singapore, Kamaludeen Nasir and Bryan Turner

Australian Aboriginal Muslims in Prison, Helena Onnudottir, Adam Possamai, Bryan Turner, and Michael Kennedy

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Defining the conversation about Shari'a: Representations in Australian newspapers, Adam Possamai, Bryan Turner, Joshua Roose, Selda Dagistanli, and Malcolm Voyce

Contesting Islam through the 2012 Sydney Protests : An Analysis of Post-protest Political Discourse amongst Australian Muslims, Joshua Roose

Alasdair MacIntyre on morality, community and natural law, Bryan Turner

Managing religions, citizenship and the liberal paradox, Bryan Turner

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Pierre Bourdieu and public liturgies, Bryan Turner

Submissions from 2012

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Islamic education and youth extremism in Indonesia, Dina Afrianty

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Between Moderation and Radicalization: Transnational Interactions of Jamaat-e-Islami of India, Irfan Ahmad

Theorizing islamism and democracy: Jamaat-e-islami in india, Irfan Ahmad

In Defence of Monarchy, Bryan Turner

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Post-Secular Society: Consumerism and the Democratization of Religion, Bryan Turner

Submissions from 2011

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Local women's movements in Aceh and the struggle for equality and justice: The Women's Network for Policy, Dina Afrianty

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Local women's movements in Aceh and the struggle for equality and justice : The Women's Network for Policy 1, Dina Afrianty

Democracy and Islam, Irfan Ahmad

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Immanent critique and Islam: Anthropological reflections, Irfan Ahmad

Muslims, multiculturalism and the question of the silent majority, Shahram Akbarzadeh and Joshua Roose

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Judith N. Shklar and American citizenship: Thinking citizenship series, Bryan Turner

Legal Pluralism, State Sovereignty, and Citizenship, Bryan Turner

Max Weber and the spirit of resentment: the Nietzsche legacy, Bryan Turner

Cosmopolitanism: Religion and kinship among young people in south-western Sydney, Bryan Turner, Christine Halse, and Arathi Sriprakash

Submissions from 2010

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Genealogy of the Islamic state: reflections on Maududi's political thought and Islamism, Irfan Ahmad

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Muslims in Singapore, Kamaludeen Nasir, Alexius Pereira, and Bryan Turner

Enclosures, enclaves, and entrapment, Bryan Turner

Islam, capitalism and the Weber theses, Bryan Turner

Piety, Prolongevity and Perpetuity: The Consequences of Living Forever, Bryan Turner

Ralf Dahrendorf on citizenship and life chances, Bryan Turner

Submissions from 2002

Spiritual development and a sense of the sacred. Perceptions of some final year RE teacher trainees, Marian de Souza

Young People’s Perceptions of their Spirituality, Marian de Souza, Patricia Cartwright, and Jacqueline McGilp