Dr. Phil. Idhamsyah Eka Putra (Universitas Persada Indonesia Y.A.I.)
Dr. Mirra Noor Milla (Universitas Indonesia)
In current Asian and global politics, identity, and religion dynamically interact in influencing human behavior, creating phenomena less known before. For example, the Rohingya crisis, where some people outside Myanmar consider that this case is linked to identity and religious issues. In Indonesia, the Rohingya crisis has become a hot political issue amongst Islamic groups, leading to various responses such as meetings to find peaceful solutions, demonstrations, protests, funding donations, support for violent actions, and even the intention to jihad (fight against Muslim enemies). Other examples are the ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) conflicts in some areas of Asia, and the case of Jakarta governmental election 2017. To explore novel scientific explanations and new insights, the Journal of Makara Hubs-Asia (Human Behaviour Studies in Asia) will be receiving manuscripts based on empirical studies (qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods) related to this issue of identity, politics and religion.
We invite your original, empirical research article manuscripts. Your manuscript may be written in English or Indonesian, and should be submitted on our website (http://hubsasia.ui.ac.id), adhering to our writing format and Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 6th ed.). Your manuscript will be sent out to a double-blind review. All processes and administration are free of charge.
Scope and Focus of the Special Issue
The purpose of the special issue is to contribute to innovative understanding of human behaviour related to identity, politics, and religion, especially those that take place in Asia or occur among Asians regardless where they reside. This special issue on “Identity, Politics, and Religion” consists of several possible topics, including but not limited to the following:
1. Political affiliation and religious beliefs
2. Ethnicity, religion, and political behaviour
3. Prejudice and intergroup conflict
4. Peace and conflict
5. Multiple identities
Important dates: Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018
Publication: July, 2018
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