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Politicising blasphemy in Indonesia: How Islamic alliances are established

  • Rafiqa Qurrata A’yun,

Conservative Muslim groups in an increasingly Islamic Indonesian society are attempting to establish alliances with opportunist politicians.

GODROADS: Modalities of Conversion in India. Editors: Peter Berger, Sarbeswar Sahoo

  • Matthew Wilkinson,

The book offers an alternative script for the Indian conversion experience, one that conceptualises conversion as a heterogenous experience rather than a single and individualised event.

How religion, geography and demography shape Pakistan’s state, society and politics

  • Professor Riaz Hassan (Honorary),

Pakistan’s politics is shaped by weak political institutions and a strident relationship between government and military. But religion and other factors also play a significant role.

Quarantine, masks and dis/ease: social discourses of COVID-19 in Japan and Korea

WEBINAR: How COVID-19 is changing language and social norms in Japan and South Korea.

Vietnam and COVID-19: More Mark (Zuckerberg) than Marx

  • Associate Professor Adam Fforde,

Vietnam’s success (so far) in responding to COVID-19 reflects both government and social resilience.