International Relations, Music, and Diplomacy. Sounds and Voices on the International Stage

A new volume of Sciences Po’s series with Palgrave Macmillan, International Relation, Music and Diplomacy. Sounds and Voices on the International Stage, has just been published. Its two editors, Frédéric Ramel and Cécile Prévost-Thomas have accepted to answer our questions about a project that transcends disciplines in order to question the role of music in international relations, with a particular reference to the concept of “scene”.

The volume offers a discussion between scholars of disciplines as various as history, musicology, sociology and political science, on what you call musical diplomacy. You have chosen to examine the issue of music in international relation using the concept of “scene”. Can you briefly tell us what it means and why you have chosen this “entry”?

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Islamic Networks between South Asia and the Gulf

 

Over the last fifty years, pan-Islamic ties have intensified between South Asia and the Gulf. Gathering together some of the best specialists on the subject, Laurence Louër and Christophe Jaffrelot explore these ideological, educational and spiritual networks in a book entitled Pan Islamic Connections. Transnational Networks between South Asia and the Gulf (Hurst & Co, December 2017).


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