Proceedings of the First International Conference on Islamic History and Civilization, ICON-ISHIC 2020, 14 October, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Exercising the Politics of Salvation: Analyzing Foreign Policy Responses of India and Turkey during Humanitarian Crises (2014-2019)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-10-2020.2303824,
        author={Hadza Min Fadhli Robby},
        title={Exercising the Politics of Salvation: Analyzing Foreign Policy Responses of India and Turkey during Humanitarian Crises (2014-2019)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Islamic History and Civilization, ICON-ISHIC 2020, 14 October, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICON-ISHIC},
        year={2021},
        month={1},
        keywords={humanitarian crisis; foreign policy; india; turkey; political theology in international relations; politics of principled pluralism},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-10-2020.2303824}
    }
    
  • Hadza Min Fadhli Robby
    Year: 2021
    Exercising the Politics of Salvation: Analyzing Foreign Policy Responses of India and Turkey during Humanitarian Crises (2014-2019)
    ICON-ISHIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2020.2303824
Hadza Min Fadhli Robby1,*
  • 1: Department of International Relations, Faculty of Psychology and Socio-Cultural Sciences, Islamic University of Indonesia, Yogyakarta
*Contact email: hadza.fadhli@uii.ac.id

Abstract

The research investigates the Indian and Turkish policy responses toward the humanitarian crisis, which prompts both countries to conduct salvation politics. While working its politics of salvation, Turkey and India used religious pretexts to protect their fellow faithful from neighboring countries' These two countries were chosen because both countries have been undergone a long-term secularization process, while at the same time experienced multiple religious resurgences as a counter-movement against state-led secularism. This research argues that the conduct of the politics of salvation will influence both countries' outlook on religious freedom, albeit not in favorable terms. Both countries are trying to protect their fellow faithful against their constructed 'others' ('violent-radical Islam' and 'Shia/authoritarian Islam,' respectively). This research would like to engage with the concept of "politics of principled pluralism," developed by Robert Joustra.