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Dr. Ali PAYA Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London


 Visiting Professor, CSD
 Associate Professor, Philosophy and Social Sciences, NRISP (National Research Institute for Science Policy), Tehran


British Society for the Philosophy of Science
Aristotelian Society
Iranian Society for Social Sciences
Iranian Society for the Advancement of Science
International Centre for Dialogue Among Civilisations


Muslim Identity and Civil Society: Whose Islam? Which Society? Book Extra Publications, London, 2000
Dialogue: Quixotic Pursuit or sine qua non? International Journal of Applied Ethics, 2002
Analytic Philosophy: Problems and Prospects, Tehran, 2003 (Winner of the Book of the Year Award, Iran, 2004)
Civil Society in Iran. Exploring Civil Society: Political and Cultural Contexts, Routledge, London, 2004
Islamic Democracy: A Valid Concept or an Oxymoron?, A eein, Vol. 1. No. 2, 2005
"What Does Dialogue Entail: The Broad Perspectives", Proceedings of the International Conference on Environment, Peace and the Dialogue among Civilizations and Cultures, UNESCO Publications, 2005
Popper in Iran, in Karl Popper: A Centenary Assessment, ed. by Ian Jarvie, Karl Milford, David Miller, London, Ashgate, 2006
"Recent Developments in Shi'i Thought" in Islamic Democratic Discourse: Theory, Debates, and Philosophical Perspectives, ed. by M. A. Muqtedar Khan, New York and Oxford, Lexington Books, 2006
Habermas in Iran, Tehran, Tarh-e Nou, 2006
"The Philosopher and the Revolutionary State: How Karl Popper s Ideas Shaped the Views of Iranian Intellectuals", joint paper with M. Ghanei-rad, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 20, 2006