Notes from the Editor
I am delighted to present the second volume of ID: International Dialogue, a Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs. It includes two thought provoking articles, coincidentally written by two colleagues, one residing in Scandinavia, the other working out of an office across the hall from mine. The topics of these articles are as removed from one another as are the geographical locations of their authors: a comparative content analysis of the construction of Islam and Muslims in two Swedish publications and a review of select developments on the last one hundred years of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic pilgrimage to sites in Israel and the Occupied Territories. The subsequent contributions include a discussion note, a review essay, and ten book reviews, one of which is the journal’s first bi-lingual (Bosnian/English) review.
I thank the other editors—including the latest addition to our staff, Kristian Steiner, Book Review Editor (Malmö University)—for their fine work this year. I also thank Kathy A. Schwartz, the editorial assistant in Omaha; Tijana Okić, the administrative assistant in Sarajevo; and Jacklyn Miller, the current intern in Omaha.
I send my thanks to the members of the ID editorial boards for their willingness to serve and for their expert advice. We have restructured and expanded the membership of the two boards to include the following: North American/Australasian—Ackbar Abbas (University of California, Irvine), Gillian Brock (University of Auckland), and Benjamin Gregg (University of Texas at Austin) and European/Middle Eastern: Pinar Bilgin (Bilkent University), James Brassett (University of Warwick), Thomas Brudholm (University of Copenhagen), Drude Dahlerup (University of Stockholm), Thorgerdur Einarsdóttir (University of Iceland), Richard English (University of St. Andrews), Kimberly Hutchings (London School of Economics), Beverly Milton-Edwards (Queen’s University Belfast), António Costa Pinto (University of Lisbon), Teivo Teivainen (University of Helsinki), and Steven Vertovec (Max-Planck-Institute, Göttingen). Their ranks will undoubtedly swell in the years to come as the journal acquires an increasingly international and multidisciplinary look.
Finally, I thank all those who reviewed manuscript submissions to ID over the past year. I am grateful for their adherence to deadlines and, most importantly, their insightful comments to both editors and authors. The external referees who have served ID for this volume are:
- Robert Bianchi, National University of Singapore
- Glenn Bowman, University of Kent
- Malcolm Brown, University of Southern Queensland
- John Eade, University of Roehampton
- Kathleen Kuehnast, U.S. Institute of Peace
- Göran Larsson, Göteborg University
- William Swatos, Religious Studies Association
The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolution
Daniel G. Acheson-Brown
Hval i Djeva [The Praised and the Virgin]: Tom I: Vječnost u vjesničkim otkrivanjima [Vol. I: Eternity in Prophetic Revelation], 333pp.; Tom II: O trajanju i prekidu [Vol. II: On Continuity and Discontinuity], 251pp.; Tom III: Sabiranje rasutog [Vol. III: Reuniting the Scattered], 420pp.
Readings in Globalization: Key Concepts and Major Debates
Paul C. Sondrol
Responses or Comments
Living Beyond the End Times: Living in the End Times
Edward Sandowski and Betty J. Harris