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Religion, Conflict and Digital Communication in the Greater Muslim World

Synopsis
As much of the day-to-day work of governance and social change move online, so do religious organisations, using the World Wide Web to build coalitions or ‘manufacture constituencies’ to pursue social change. Growing concerns over online radicalisation by radical Muslim groups, as well growing use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development and security in unstable and transitioning communities demonstrate the potential significance these trends will have for the future of international conflict. The recording of this symposium attempts to address the following questions. Can Muslim religious authorities, institutions and local networks provide solutions to the shared global challenges of social conflict and political violence? What, if any, role do digital communications technologies play in this process?
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Subjects
Politics & government; Religious studies; Technology
Keywords
conflict; conflict resolution; digital networks; Islam; communication systems

Online availability

URI
http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2013/12/religion-conflict-and-digital-communication-in-the-greater-muslim-world/
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Contributor
Abbas Barzegar; Akil Awan; Ben O’Loughlin; David Herbert; Jonathan Githens-Mazer; Nazir Ahmed; Robert Lambert; Shawn Powers

Sponsor

Name

New Political Communication Unit, Royal Holloway

Distributor

Name

Backdoor Broadcasting Company

Email
rene@backdoorbroadcasting.net
Web
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Phone
01865 240009
Address
57 Divinity Road
Oxford
OX4 1LH
Notes
Mobile audio webcasting service, which concentrates on recording academic research

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