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The Australian National University

Professor James Piscatori

Position: Deputy Director

School and/or Centres: Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies


Research Interests

Islam and international relations; and Islamic political thought, particularly as it relates to democratisation in Middle Eastern societies. His area of focus has been principally, but not exclusively, on the Arab states of the Gulf. Recently, he has been working on pan-Islamism and Islamic transnationalism, and specifically investigating the contemporary meaning of the 'ummah' (community of the faith).

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