WHY DOES ISLAMIZATION OF POLITICAL SCIENCE MATTER?
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This paper discusses islamization of political science. it tries to make two related arguments: firstly, it argues that Islamization of political science is an important task for (Muslim) political scientists. The argument is based on the fact that political sciences is currently dominated by ideas, concepts, and theories that are produced and constructed by western scholars. In political science, western intellectual hegemony is all encompassing. This is a problem because the western scholars have worldview and values, such as secularism, individualism, liberalism , etc that are different with Muslim's . Because of having different values and worldviews, Muslim political scientist should not bindly accept those political theories and ideas. Secondly, debates are currently still going on between positivist and post-positives methodology in political science Muslims political scientists can join in the current debates in methodology of political science by using the logic of post -positivism, especially critical theory as an intellectual framework to offer an Islamic alternative perspective.