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TLS_1022 Advanced Workshop in Legal Theory II: Islamic Legal and Political Theory 2–6 op
Organised by
Turku Law School
Person in charge
Associate professor Juha-Pekka Rentto
Preceding studies
Students are recommended to have previous studies in comparative law and/or legal theory or philosophy.

Learning outcomes

The purpose of the workshop is to give the participants a basic knowledge of the structure of Islamic law, and to provide them with tools for understanding how and why the Islamic legal, social and political doctrines often seem to be at odds with their Western counterparts; and for conducting a meaningful dialogue between Islamic and Western legal cultures.
An outline of history shall explain how the Islamic law has come about. Features difficult for a lawyer trained in the West shall be identified in the general structure and fundamental principles of Islamic law and political doctrine. The sources if Islamic law, its different schools and specific rules, as well as Islamic notions on nationality and nation state, democracy and human rights shall be discussed from the viewpoints of both tradition and reform. Special attention shall be given to the position of a muslim living in a non-islamic country.

Contents

During the first 8 hours of the workshop the required reading (see "literature" below) will be discussed. Then all students will be assigned topics on which they are to prepare oral presentations, individually or in groups, to be given during the remaining 8 hours of the workshop. Those who wish to take 4 credits (see "Further information on modes os study " below), shall write a 6 to 10 page essay on a topic related to the subject matter of the workshop. Finally, for those who wish to take 6 credits, a seminar of 8 further hours will be arranged, in which a few both traditional and reformist doctrines of Islamic legal and political theory will be examined more closely.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work
Seminar

Seminar (16 or 24 hours), discussion, oral presentation, essay

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Seminar
  • In English
Essay
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Seminar
  • In English

Each participant can choose to take the workshop as a 2 or a 4 credit course. For two credits, active participation in the discussion on the required reading, and oral presentation (see "Content" above) are required. For four credits, a written paper of 6 to 10 typed pages is added to those requirements. For six credits, a further seminar (see "Content" above) is added.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Essay, oral presentation, and active participation in discussion

Study materials

Required reading will be assigned in class from the list below:

1) N.J. Coulson:  A History of Islamic Law, Edinburgh UP 1964, or Joseph Schacht: An Introduction to Islamic Law, Oxford UP 1982

2) Wael B. Hallaq: Shar¥ca. Theory, Practice. Transformations, Cambridge UP 2009

3) H.M. Kamali: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Texts Society 2001

4) Tariq Ramadan: To Be A European Muslim, Islamic Foundation 2003, or Radical Reform. Islamic Ethics and Liberation, Oxford UP 2009; Sayyid Qutb: Milestones, Maktabah Booksellers 2006; or some other representative text by a modern Islamic reformist or traditionalist

5) Ahmad Vaezi: Shia Political Thought, Islamic Centre of England 2004; Abdulkarim Soroush: Reson, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam, Oxford UP 2000; Muhammad Asad: The Principles of State and Government in Islam, Islamic Book Trust 1999; L. Carl Brown: Religion And State. The Muslim Approach To Politics, Cambridge UP 2000; or some other representative text on Islamic political theory

Further information

Course will be offered only in the academic year 2016-2017
TIME: Autumn semester
PARTICIPATION: Limited to 10 students
1/3 of the places is reserved for the degree students of the Faculty of Law. For the remaining places, the following criteria will be used to select the participants:
1. exchange students of the TLS cooperative institutions
2. degree students of the TLS cooperative institutions
3. other law students
4. non-law students
Please see general instructions: Registration for optional study modules.

Belongs to following study modules

Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Optional courses (MDP in Law and Information Society)
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
2017–2018
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Oikeusnotaarin tutkinto
Oikeustieteen maisterin tutkinto
MDP in Law and Information Society
Oikeustieteen tohtorin tutkinto
Oikeustieteen opinnot
Turku Law School