Monday, 11 August 2014

The 8th ISDEV International Islamic Development 
Management Conference
(IDMAC 2014)

Islamic Political Economy

9th – 10thDecember 2014

Organized by:

Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)


The 8th ISDEV International Development Management Conference is the eighth of a series of initiative to encourage related research in Islamic social sciences perspective, this time in the area of Islamic Political Economy. This conference is a continuation of the 6th ISDEV International Development Management Conference with the theme: Towards Islamic Research Methodology which was held at Universiti Sains Malaysia on 9th –10th December 2014.

This year, the conference aims to achieve the following objectives:

1) To provide a platform and opportunities for practitioners, managers, scholars, researchers, academicians,graduate students and others from all over the world to engage on an intellectual discourse on Islamic Political Economy;

2) To present the latest research findings related to all issues Towards Islamic Research Methodology, domestically and internationally, that relate to the philosophy and concepts, issues, challenges, prospects,transformation of Islamic Political Economy into a more effective and dynamic field of study and as well as a more vibrant industry;

3) To explore new ideas and issues on Islamic Political Economy that is able to lead to the maximisation of benefits for the ummah.


Islamic political economy here refers to the interaction between Islamic economics and Islamic politics as well as the implications of their influence on each other. The field of Islamic political economy is now faced with two realities. First, there is only a few studies made on Islamic political economy; and second, Islamic political economy has to deal with the dominant liberal-capitalist political economy. Most scholars so far only focused on Islamic economics or Islamic politics solely, but not on the Islamic political economy.  The question is, can the Islamic economics or Islamic politics identify and provide solutions to the problems of the political economy of development of the society?

This conference tries to find an answer to this question. It aims to bring together various researchers, academicians, scholars, practitioners and others who have interest in the field of Islamic economics and Islamic politics regardless from within Malaysia or from other countries. This is a conference that hopes to be able to blend new, innovative and practical minds, unlike the common stereotype, reiterative and rhetorical ones. So are the papers and discussions expected for this conference.

Suggested Sub-Themes

1. Islamic Political Economy: Basics

  • Philosophy of Islamic Political Economy
  • Concept of Islamic Political Economy
  • Islamic Political Economy in Al-Qur'an and Sunnah
  • Political Economy Strategies in Islamic Development
  • Other related sub-themes

2. Islamic Political  Economy Politics

  •   Politics of Islamic Development
  •   Tahaluf Siyasi in Politics/Political Economy
  •   Tahaluf Siyasi in Development
  •   Politics of International Relations
  •   Politics of International Relations & Collaborations
  •   Politics of Public Administration
  •   Politics of Public Governance
  •   Other related sub-themes

3. Islamic Political Economy: Economics

  •   Islamic of Financial and Industrial Systems
  •   Politics of Markets and Systems
  •   Politics of Zakat/Wakaf
  •   Politics of Poverty Allavation
  •   Other related sub-themes

4. Islamic Political Economy: Socials

  •    Political Economy of Islamic Education
  •    Political Economy of Islamic Communication and Information Technologies
  •    Political Economy of Islamic Communities and e-Societies
  •    Political Economy of Islamic e-Society and Online Communities
  •    Political Economy of Islamic Ethical Issues and Challenges
  •    Political Economy of Islamic Ethnis Studies/International Studies
  •    Political Economy of Islamic Human Development based on psychological and social concepts.
  •   Political Economy of Islamic Human Rights Development
  •   Political Economy of Islamic Population and Development
  •   Political Economy of Islamic Sustainable Development
  •   Political Economy of Islamic Sustainable Economic Development
  •   Political Economy of Islamic Sustainable Human and Social Development
  •   Other related sub-themes


Those who are interested in the area of Islamic Research Methodology namely researchers, academicians, practitioners, government officers or postgraduate students.

Important Dates

Submission of Abstract                       :   1st November 2014
Notification of Abstract Acceptance : 8th November 2014
Submission of Full Paper                    : 30th November 2014
Submission of Registration Fee         : 30th November 2014
Release of Conference Programs       : 4th December 2014
Conference                                             : 9th-10th December 2014


University Conference Hall, Universiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia


English or Arab or Malay

Conference Procedure

1.    Paper submitted to the workshop must be original and have not been submitted, presented or published in any other academic meetings and publications.

2.     Abstract and full paper must be sent via e-mail. Acceptance of the paper will also be sent via the same.

3.      The length of the full paper must not exceed 15 single space pages, excluding tables and figures. The typeface used should be Times New Roman font 12 pt (APA format) with 1 inch margins on the left and right of the page.

4.      The title page must clearly indicates:

 -Title of the paper
      -Name of the author(s)
      -Research Field
      -Department(s) and affiliation(s)
      -Mailing address
      -E-Mail address
      -Phone numbers
      -Fax number

5.      Outstanding papers will be considered for publication. 

6.   Participation certificate will be given to those who participate fully in the two-days conference.


For reservation and information, please arrange directly with the recommended hotels listed below:

USM Guest House
(within campus)
RM110 (Standard Superior)
RM230 (Family Suite)
RECSAM Guest House
(10 minutes driving)
RM88  (Superior)
RM94 (Deluxe)
RM110 (Junior Suite)
RM 143 (VIP)
Equatorial Hotel
(15 minutes driving)
RM216/USD50 (SingleSuperior)
RM272/USD76 (TwinSuperior)
RM246/USD69 (Single Deluxe)
RM302/USD84 (Twin Deluxe)
RM281/USD79 (Single Executive)
RM337/USD94 (Twin Executive)
Vistana Hotel
(10 minutes driving)
Anggerik Villa
(5 minutes driving)
RM45 (Standard - Single Bed)
RM50 (Standard - Double Bed)
RM65 (Standard - Queen Bed)
RM80 (Standard - 2 Single Bed)
RM85 (Standard - 2 Double Bed + 1 single bed)
RM160 (Twin sharing)
B Suite
(15 minutes driving)
RM160 (Standard)
RM190 (Family)
RM220 (Family Suite)
Krystal Suite
(15 minutes driving)
RM250/USD70 (1 Bedroom Suite)
RM350/USD98 (2 Bedroom Suite)

Note: All rates are subject to change

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