The ISIM Papers represent individual lectures delivered at the invitation of the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM). The aim of this series is to allow the papers, initially presented before limitedaudiences, to be shared by the entire academic community and beyond. This ISIM Annual Lecture was delivered on 10 May 2007 at the Groot–handelsgebouw, Rotterdam. This event was organized in cooperation withKosmopolis Rotterdam, Huis voor de Culturele Dialoog, and co-hosted by the Rotterdam Alderman for Participation and Culture, Orhan Kaya.
1. James Piscatori
Islam, Islamists, and the Electoral Principle in the Middle East
2. Talal Asad
Thinking about Secularism and Law in Egypt
3. John Bowen
Shari’a, State, and Social Norms in France and Indonesia
4. Barbara D. Metcalf
‘Traditionalist’ Islamic Activism: Deoband, Tablighis, and Talibs
5. Abdulaziz Sachedina
The Role of Islam in the Public Square: Guidance or Governance?
6. Lila Abu-Lughod
Local Contexts of Islamism in Popular Media
7. Juan R.I. Cole
The Ayatollahs and Democracy in Iraq
8. Asef Bayat
Islam and Democracy: What is the Real Question?
9. Bhikhu Parekh
European Liberalism and ‘the Muslim Question’