Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Islamic Thought

Islamic Reformulations: Belief, Governance, Violence

Rob Gleave's RCUK Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowship

The Islamic Reformulations website is now online: www.islamicreformulations.net


Rob Gleave has been awarded a Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowship for a project titled "Islamic Reformulations", which will continue and develop LIVIT's work, and will run between 2013 and 2015.  The Islamic Reformulations project will examine how Muslim thinking around the three areas of belief, governance and violence have displayed continuity and discontinuity over the centuries, exploring possible future trajectories of Muslim thinking in these areas.  In addition to this, Rob Gleave will be contributing to the development of the Global Uncertainties programme across the UK Research Councils with a series of workshops and conferences examining whether beliefs and ideologies can be considered "global uncertainties", and exploring how beliefs and ideologies motivate (or fail to motivate) individual and communal acts which give rise to uncertainty.  A new dedicated website will be developed for the launch of Islamic Reformulations in January 2013. 

The Research Fellow for the Project has been appointed, Dr Sarah Elibiary, who began work on 1st November 2012. Dr Elibiary completed her PhD in 2012 from the Law Department at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.  Her thesis, under the supervision of Professors Lynn Welchman and Mashood Badarin, was titled “Islamic Jurisprudential Discourse on the Conduct of Hostilities: Embracing Pragmatism”.  In it she examined the legal thought of Sunni and Shi’i Islamic insurgent movements in post-2003 Iraq.



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