Abdul Basit Adeel

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Pierre Bourdieu in brief

The French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu approaches power within the context of a comprehensive ‘theory of society’ which – like that…

Stakes are high for Erdoğan

On June 7, 2015 Turkey is going to hold its 24th general election – probably the most heated in last…

Book Review: The Shortest History of Europe by John Hirst

Hirst, John. The Shortest History of Europe. Black Inc., 2009. John Hist is an Australian historian and intellectual, currently serving…

Book Review: The Ottoman Empire 1700-1922 by Donald Qataert

Quataert, Donald. The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922. Cambridge University Press, New York. 2005. The Donald Quataert (late) was Middle East/ Ottoman historian…

Friedrich Engels – A Glimpse

Friedrich Engels (1820 – 1895) was one of the contemporaries of Karl Marx. Both worked in close association and are considered to…

Max Weber: The Protestant Ethics & The Spirit of Capitalism

Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is undoubtedly his most acclaimed work published in 1905. It was…

Saint Simon: Intro

Saint Simon (1760 – 1825) was a nobleman by birth but renounced his title after the French revolution. He participated…

Ibn Taymiyyah – State, Governance and Justice

Ibn Taymiyyah (1263 – 1328) was an Islamic legal scholar. Some people trace the roots of extremism to him but…

The Political Thoery of Ibn Khaldun

Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) was an outlier of his time. A statesman of Maliki rite, he spent his life in different…

Al-Farabi – A Political Theologian or Political Philosopher

Al-Farabi’s work, due to its extensive philosophical and religious nature – is not easy to comprehend. Scholars have contradicting opinion…

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