​​Working Papers

Research papers generated by the programme are available below in multiple languages relevant to Muslim contexts.

The papers are drawn from the Dialogues seminar series and the programme's conference panels.​


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DIALOGUES 2017​

"Libya: Governance in the Making or in the Drafting?"

By Andrew Arato (New School for Social Research) and Suliman Ibrahim (Benghazi University)

Arato Paper: Arabic | English | Bahasa-Indonesia | Urdu

Ibrahim Paper: Arabic | English | Bahasa-Indonesia | Urdu


​"The Russian Draft Constitution for Syria: Considerations on Governance in the Region"

By Jan-Michiel Otto (University of Leiden) and Leif Stenberg (AKU-ISMC)

Otto Position Paper: Arabic | English | Bahasa-Indonesia | Urdu

Stenberg Position Paper: Arabic | English​ | Bahasa-Indonesia​ | Urdu


MESA 2016

‘Translating’ the 1814 French Charter: Al-Ṭahṭāwī’s new semiotics of law and governance​

By Gianluca P. Parolin, AKU-ISMC

Working Paper: Arabic​ | English | Bahasa-Indonesia | Urdu


​DIALOGUES 2016

​“Governance in the Iranian Constitutions of the Twentieth Century: A Comparative Perspective”

By Said Arjomand​, Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies​

Working Paper: Ar​abic​English​Bahasa-Indon​esia​Urdu​​


“Not Your Father’s Islamic State: Islamic Constitutionalism for Today’s Sharia-Minded Muslims”

By Asifa Quraishi-Landes, University of Wisconsin

Working Paper: Ar​abic​En​glish​​ | Bahasa-Indon​esia​Urdu​


“Governance and the Constitution in Palestine: From Books to Action and Back”

By Asem Khalil, Birzeit University

Working Paper: Ar​abic​English​​ | Bahasa-Indon​esia​Urdu​


“Governance and the Constitution in Bahrain: A Sociologist’s Reading”

By Abdulhadi Khalaf​, Lund University

Working Paper: Ar​abic​English​Bahasa-Indon​esia​Urdu​


"Constitutional Design in Islamic Countries: Comparative Notes on Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia"

By Ergun Özbudun, Istanbul Şehir University​

Working Paper: Ar​abic​English​Bahasa-Indon​esia​Urdu​


DIALOGUES 2015

"Islamists, Musl​imists and the application of modern Islamic political thought"

By Mark Sedgwick

Working Paper: Ar​abic​English​Bahasa-Indon​esia​Urdu​


"Ayatollah Khomeini’s Political Theory and Public Interest"

By Mohsen Kadivar

Working Paper: Ar​abic​English​Bahasa-Indon​esia​Urdu​​


ISMC does not take specific positions; accordingly, all views expressed in the papers should be understood to be solely those of the author(s).​