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 2017

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Dyadic characteristics of guanxi and their consequences, Jack Barbalet

Submissions from 2016

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The implementation of Perda Syari'at in Ache and West Sumatra, Dina Afrianty

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Chinese individualization, revisited, Jack Barbalet

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The Confucian Mix: A supplement to Weber's the religion of China, Jack Barbalet

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Employment, spillovers and 'decent work': Challenging the Productivity Commission's auto industry narrative, Thomas William Barnes, Joshua Mark Roose, Lisa Heap, and Bryan Turner

The shifting focus of industrial policies: China, India and Indonesia compared, Tom Barnes

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The Jesuits through the prism of globalization, globalization through a Jesuit prism, José Casanova

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Shari'a and Everyday Life in Sydney, Adam Possamai, Bryan Turner, Jennifer E. Cheng, M. Voyce, and Selda Dagistanli

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A response to comments, Adam Possamai, Bryan Turner, Joshua Mark Roose, Selda Dagistanli, and M. Voyce

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Shari'a in cyberspace: A case study from Australia, Adam Possamai, Bryan Stanley Turner, Joshua Mark Roose, Selda Dagistanli, and Malcolm Voyce

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Same-sex marriage and the Christian Conservative reaction, Alphia Possamai-Inesedy and Bryan S. Turner

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Political Islam and masculinity: Muslim men in Australia, Joshua Mark Roose

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After dispossession ethnographic approaches to neoliberalization, Oscar Salemink and Mattias Borg Rasmussen

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The last frontier: The struggle over sex and marriage under Pope Francis, Bryan Turner and Rosario Forlenza

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Theories of globalization: Issues and origins, Bryan Turner and Robert J. Holton

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Legal pluralism: Freedom of religion, exemptions and the equality of citizens, Bryan S. Turner

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Introduction to Max Weber on religions and civilizations, Bryan Stanley Turner

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Max Weber and the sociology of Islam, Bryan Stanley Turner

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Max Weber and the sociology of religion, Bryan Stanley Turner

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We are all denizens now: On the erosion of citizenship, Bryan Stanley Turner

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Globalization and its possible futures, Bryan Stanley Turner and Robert J. Holton

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Counter movements and Space: The Settlement, Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party, Bryan S. Turner and Kaspar Villadsen

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Tracing the roots of social citizenship: Jane Addams' thought between formal rights and moral obligation, Kaspar Villadsen and Bryan Turner

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Islamic inheritance and Sharia wills: The recognition of Muslim inheritance traditions in Australia, Malcolm Voyce, Selda Dagistanli, Adam Possamai, Joshua Roose, Bryan Turner, and Lisa Worthington

Submissions from 2015

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Sovereign individuals of capitalism, Nicholas Abercrombie, Stephen Hill, and Bryan S. Turner

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Local women's NGOs and the reform of Islamic Law in Ache: The case of MISP, Dina Afrianty

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In Conversation With John Keane: Gods, Power, Democracy, Irfan Ahmad

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Islamic reform in Asia, Irfan Ahmad

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On the State of the (Im)possible: Notes on Wael Hallaq's Thesis, Irfan Ahmad

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Talal Asad, Irfan Ahmad

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Inaugural Statement, Irfan Ahmad and Bryan Turner

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Guanxi, tie strength, and network attributes, Jack Barbalet

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The paradox of power: Conceptions of power and the relations of reason and emotion in European and Chinese culture, Jack Barbalet and Xiaoying Qi

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Informal labour in urban India: Three cities, three journeys, 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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Religious education in a secular state, Rajeev Bhargava

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

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Three versions of the social, Anthony Elliott and Bryan Turner

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Against nostalgia: Talcott Parsons and a sociology for the modem world, Robert J. Holton 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

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Revolutionary and Christian ecumenes and desire for modernity in the Vietnamese highlands, Oscar Salemink

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

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Silent citizens: reflections on community, habit, and the silent majority in political life, 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

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Australia: The debate about hegemonic culture, Bryan Stanley Turner

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Citizenship and capitalism: The debate Over reformism, Bryan Stanley Turner

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Parsons and his critics: On the ubiquity Of functionalism, Bryan Stanley Turner

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Sickness and social structure: Parsons contribution to medical sociology, Bryan Stanley Turner

Submissions from 2014

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Kafka in India: Terrorism, media, muslims, Irfan Ahmad

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Confucian values and East Asian capitalism: A variable Weberian trajectory, Jack Barbalet

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Globalization and cosmopolitanism: Continuity and disjuncture, contemporary and historical, Jack Barbalet

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Greater self, lesser self: Dimensions of self-interest in Chinese filial piety, Jack Barbalet

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Laozi’s Daodejing (6th Century BC), Jack Barbalet

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The structure of guanxi: Resolving problems of network assurance, Jack Barbalet

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Weber's Daoism: A failure of orthodoxy, Jack Barbalet

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

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The future of Singapore: Population, society and the nature of the state, Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir and Bryan Turner

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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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Citizenship: East, West or global, Bryan Turner

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The Axial Age religions: The debate and its legacy for contemporary sociology, Bryan Turner

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

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Asian citizenship and beyond: Contradictions between democracy and demography, Bryan S. Turner

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Norbert Elias and the sociology Of resentment, Bryan Stanley Turner

Submissions from 2013

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

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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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Adam Smith: Theorie der ethischen Gefühle, Jack Barbalet

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Self-interest in Chinese discourse and practice: Temporal distinctions of self, Jack Barbalet

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Teaching classical sociological theory in Hong Kong SAR, China, Jack Barbalet

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Collective fear and societal change, Jack Barbalet and Nicolas Demertzis

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The paradox of power: Conceptions of power and the relations of reason and emotion in European and Chinese culture, Jack Barbalet and Xiaoying Qi

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The paradox of power: Conceptions of power and the relations of reason and emotion in European and Chinese culture [accepted manuscript], Jack Barbalet and Xiaoying Qi

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

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Marxism and informal labour, Tom 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

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Statecraft and soulcraft: Foucault On prolonging life, Alex Dumas and Bryan Stanley Turner

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The sociology of Islam: Collected essays of Bryan S. Turner, Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir and Bryan Stanley Turner

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

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

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Religious change and indigenous peoples: The making of religious identities, Helena Onnudottir, Adam Possamai, and Bryan Stanley Turner

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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

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

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

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Four Models of Citizenship: From Authoritarianism to Consumer Citizenship, Bryan Turner

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Managing religions, citizenship and the liberal paradox, Bryan Turner

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Pierre Bourdieu and public liturgies, Bryan Turner

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Sociology of Islam: the Desiderata, Bryan Turner

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America: Islam and the Problems of Liberal Democracy, Bryan Turner and James T. Richardson

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Islam and the Problems of Liberal Democracy, Bryan S. Turner and James T. Richardson

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Contemporary citizenship: Four types, Bryan Stanley 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

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

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Self-interest and the theory of action, Jack Barbalet