These essays map the choreographies of shared sacred spaces within the framework of state-society relations, juxtaposing a site’s political and religious features and exploring whether sharing or contestation is primarily religious or politically motivated.While religion and politics are intertwined phenomena, the contributors to this volume understand the category of “religion” and the “political” as devices meant to distinguish between the theological and confessional aspects of religion and the political goals of groups.
Students who attempt two essays (2 out of 3) will receive the highest mark out of the two essays attempted.
However, students who submit fewer than two essays (1 out of 3 or 0 out of 3) will be awarded a Zero Incomplete for the whole course and cannot be awarded the degree until they submit the work at resit (either the second of two essays if only 1 out of 3 was completed, or two essays if 0 out of 3 were completed).
“Empire and Toleration: A Comparative Sociology of Toleration within Empire,” in Boundaries of Toleration, eds.
Alfred Stepan and Charles Taylor, Columbia University Press, 2014.
“Aspects of Legal Pluralism in the Ottoman Empire: A Relational Field of Religious Differentiation,” in Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850, eds. “Empire and Toleration: A Comparative Sociology of Toleration within Empire,” in Boundaries of Toleration, eds. “In the Lands of the Ottomans: Religion and Politics,” in Religion and the Political Imagination, eds. “Changing Modalities of Empire: A Comparative Study of the Ottoman and Habsburg Decline,” in Empire to Nation eds, Joseph W.
Alfred Stepan and Charles Taylor, Columbia University Press, 2011. Ira Katznelson and Gareth Stedman Jones, Cambridge University Press, 2010. 712-734 in The Oxford Handbook of Analytic Sociology, eds. “Islam and Toleration: Studying the Ottoman Imperial Model,” International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. Esherick and Hasan Kayali (London, Rowan and Littlefield, 2006). “A Comparative Analysis of Durkheim’s Theory of Egoistic Suicide,” with K. Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution: This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus, and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders maneuver between competition and cooperation, coexistence and conflict.Contributors probe the notion of coexistence and the logic that underlies centuries of “sharing,” exploring when and why sharing gets interrupted—or not—by conflict, and the policy consequences.Exam (75%, duration: 3 hours) in the summer exam period. Students’ summative essay mark will be the highest mark of those given for the three formative essays.Students who attempt all three (3 out of 3) will receive the highest mark achieved.This course is available on the BSc in Government, BSc in Government and Economics, BSc in Government and History, BSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, BSc in Politics, BSc in Politics and Economics, BSc in Politics and History, BSc in Politics and International Relations and BSc in Politics and Philosophy.This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.The course will treat a wide variety of themes, including ethnic and political violence, the political impact of natural resources in developing countries, social movements and revolution, the political economy of distribution, and political ideologies.With respect to each theme, students will receive a grounding in theories of the topic and and samples of application to empirical cases drawn from throughout the developed, developing, and post-Communist world.“States, Regimes and Decisions: Why Jews were Expelled from Medieval England and France,” (with Ira Katznelson) Theory and Society, Vol. “Rethinking Ottoman Management of Diversity: What Can We Learn for Modern Turkey? Peter Bearman and Peter Hedstrom, Oxford University Press, 2009. “Trajectoires imperiales: L’histoire connectée ou études comparées? “Hegemonic Rise and Decline in Comparative Perspective: Lessons from the Early 20th Century,” in Hegemonic Declines: Past and Present eds., Jonathan Friedman and Christopher Chase-Dunn Paradigm Press, Boulder Colorado. “Network of Contention: Villages and Regional Structure in the Seventeenth Century Ottoman Empire”. ” in Democracy, Islam and Secularism in Turkey, eds. “Analytic Historical Sociology”, in The Oxford Handbook of Analytic Sociology, eds. Reprinted in Social Networks: Critical Concepts in Sociology, Routledge Press, 2002. “Networks of Contention: Villages and Regional Structure in the Seventeenth Century Ottoman Empire,” with R.