Philosophy & Social Criticism: Istanbul Seminars 2011 (vol 38 no 4-5, 2012)

This volume gathers the articles presented at the Reset DOC Istanbul Seminars 2011, which took place at the Istanbul Bilgi University from May 19 to May 24, 2011.

The 2011 Istanbul Seminars addressed the topic of “Overcoming the Trap of Resentment”.


Introduction by Alessandro Ferrara


Resentment: Sources, Consequences and Remedies
Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, The constant mediation of resentment and retaliation

Claus Offe, Political liberalism, identity politics and the role of fear

Rajeev Bhargava, The difficulty of reconciliation

Stefano Allievi, Reactive identities and Islamophobia: Muslim minorities and the challenge of
religious pluralism in Europe

Volker Kaul, ‘Can Muslims be suicide bombers?’ An essay on the troubles of

Ayhan Kaya, Backlash of multiculturalist and republicanist policies of integration in the age of securitization


Accommodating Diversity: Received Models under Scrutiny
Charles Taylor, Interculturalism or multiculturalism?

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Misunderstanding cultures: Islam and the West

Alessandro Ferrara, Hyper-pluralism and the multivariate democratic polity

Beate Roessler, Authenticity of cultures and of persons

David M. Rasmussen, The emerging domain of the political

E. Fuat Keyman, Rethinking the ‘Kurdish question’ in Turkey: Modernity, citizenship and democracy


Islam and the Emerging Patterns of its Political Transformation
Akeel Bilgrami, Islam and the West: Conflict, democracy, identity

José Casanova, The politics of nativism: Islam in Europe, Catholicism in the United States

Fred Dallmayr, Radical changes in the Muslim world: Turkey, Iran, Egypt

Zaid Eyadat, Islams: Between dialoguing and mainstreaming

Dick Howard, The resistance of those who desire not to be ruled

Nouzha Guessous, Women’s rights in Muslim societies: Lessons from the Moroccan experience




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