Conference Themes  

  1. Historical developments of social policy in Muslim societies
  2. Dominant social policy approaches in various policy domains (social security, family and gender policy, inequality and poverty reduction, employment, education, health, housing, social care, environment, social problems and criminal justice policy, etc.)
  3. Social policy arrangements regarding the main social policy target groups (children, youth, women, old people, people with disabilities, laborers, immigrants)
  4. Emergent patterns of social policies as a consequence of recent political developments (like the Arab Uprising) in Islamic countries
  5. State and non-state (NGOs, Charities, Social movements, etc.) forms of social welfare action in Muslim societies
  6. Eclectic adoption of elements in mainstream welfare ideologies (social democratic, conservative, neoliberal, etc.) and its relationship to Islamic culture and thoughts regarding social policy and welfare
  7. Comparative perspectives between Islam and other religious approaches to social welfare
  8. The relationship between social policy failure and the rise of extremism
  9. Public attitudes toward social policies among Muslims
  10. Globalization and role of international organizations in social policies of Muslim societies and local reactions
  11. Status of Co-operations and collaborations in the field of social policy among Muslim societies
  12. Appraising systems of financing social policy in Muslim societies
  13. Evaluation of successful and unsuccessful social policies in Muslim societies
  14. Social entrepreneurship and social innovation for social welfare
  15. Local social policies in capital cities of Muslim countries
  16. The relation between social policy values, principles, and instruments and Islamic teachings
  17. Linkages of social policy interventions with the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
  18. Social policies towards Muslim minorities in Western countries
  19. Social policies towards non-Muslim minorities in Muslim majority countries
  20. Influence of local and transnational Muslim social actors on shaping social policies towards Muslim minorities in the West