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The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution

The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution

  • Author: Lee Marsden
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317041828
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 438
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A comprehensive overview of the latest research in religion and conflict resolution, this collection of twenty three essays brings together leading scholars in the field examining the contribution religious actors have made and are making towards peace and resolving. The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution is primarily aimed at readerships with special interest in conflict resolution, international security, and religion and international relations, and will also serve as a valuable resource for policy makers and conflict resolution practitioners. The collection comprises five thematic sections, each with chapters on vital and mainly contemporary topics in the field of religion and conflict resolution. The principal themes include: ¢

Religious Transnational Actors and Soft Power

Religious Transnational Actors and Soft Power

  • Author: Professor Jeffrey Haynes
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409456455
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 180
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Haynes looks at religious transnational actors in the context of international relations, with a focus on both security and order. With renewed scholarly interest in the involvement of religion in international relations, many observers and scholars have found this move unexpected because it challenges conventional wisdom about the nature and long-term historical impact of secularisation. The 'return' of religion to international relations necessarily involves deprivatisation. Recent challenges to international security and order emanate from various entities, notably 'extremists', people often said to be 'excluded' from the benefits of globalisation for reasons of culture, history and geography. This study looks at the dynamics of this new religious pluralism as it influences the global political landscape. Several specific transnational religious actors are examined in the chapters including: American Evangelical Protestants, Roman Catholics, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Sunni extremist groups (al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba), and Shia transnational networks. While varying widely in what they seek to achieve, they also share an important characteristic: each seeks to use religious soft power to advance their interests. In sum, these religious transnational actors all wish to see the spread and development of certain values and norms, which impact on international security and order.

The Charismatic Leadership Phenomenon in Radical and Militant Islamism

The Charismatic Leadership Phenomenon in Radical and Militant Islamism

  • Author: Dr Haroro J Ingram
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472402693
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 258
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Haroro J. Ingram journeys through over a century of history, from the Islamist modernists of the late-1800s into the 21st century, in the first full length examination of the charismatic leadership phenomenon in Islamist radicalism and militancy. Exhaustively researched and founded upon a suite of innovative multidisciplinary paradigms, this book features case studies of Hassan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb, Abdullah Azzam, Osama Bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. At a micro-level, Ingram argues that charismatic leaders act as vehicles for the evolution of modern Islamist radicalism and militancy. At a macro-level, he argues that the transformative charisma phenomenon in Islamist radicalism and militancy produces complex chains of charismatic leaders as individual figures rise by leveraging, to varying degrees, the charismatic capital of preceding charismatic leaders. Within these case studies, Ingram offers new approaches to understanding the nuances of these complex phenomena; from his ideal-types of charismatic leadership in Islamist militancy (spiritual guides, charismatic leaders and neo-charismatic leaders) to his framing of al-Qaeda as a ‘charismatic adhocracy’. The result is an authoritative analysis of a phenomenon largely ignored by scholars of both charismatic leadership and Islamism. Ultimately, this ground-breaking investigation offers important insights into the complex nuances that drive the rise and evolution of not only Islamist militancy but radical and militant groups more broadly.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Violence

The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Violence

  • Author: Marie Breen-Smyth
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317042093
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 622
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Aimed at scholars, students and lay persons interested in peace and conflict studies, The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Violence is a comprehensive resource to understand the principal debates on political violence, a field which is becoming an increasingly important part of courses on peace and conflict. Organized into seven main sections, this volume deals with a wide range of issues covering the following important research areas: · Issues of definition and nomenclature and how contests over these relate to political violence. · Theoretical frameworks and methods for understanding and researching political violence. · Motivations and goals of those who use political violence. · The various forms of political violence. · Perspectives on countering political violence, by state and non-state actors. · Why and how political violence ends. · The aftermath of political violence. Contributions by leading scholars in the field provide an authoritative guide and source book on political violence for the scholar, the researcher and the informed general reader.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality

The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality

  • Author: Professor Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip,Professor Stephen Hunt
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409472256
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 352
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The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality provides academics and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in the area of sexuality and religion, broadly defined. This collection of expert essays offers an inter-disciplinary study of the important aspects of sexuality and religion, calling upon sociological, cultural, historical and theological contributions to an under-researched subject. The Companion focuses on the exploration of diverse religious faiths, spiritualities, and sexualities with contributions that embrace many contrasting approaches related to the contemporary context. By adopting a truly inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional perspective, the Companion embraces the complexities of both sexuality and religion. Aimed primarily at a readership with specialist interest in both, The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality offers an innovative and refreshing analysis of key theoretical and empirical issues in an increasingly relevant and expanding area of academic interest. The Companion comprises five main thematic sections, each with chapters ranging across a variety of crucial topics traversing various faith traditions. The principal themes are: epistemological and methodological issues; the significance of religious text; institutional religious settings; stability transformation and change; contesting hegemonic structures and discourses. Each section includes four chapters contributed by leading international experts in their respective fields and who are at the cutting-edge of current research. Collectively, they offer an inter-disciplinary and comprehensive survey of sexuality and religion.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Anthropology

The Ashgate Research Companion to Anthropology

  • Author: Andrew J. Strathern
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317044118
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 440
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This companion provides an indispensable overview of contemporary and classical issues in social and cultural anthropology. Although anthropology has expanded greatly over time in terms of the diversity of topics in which its practitioners engage, many of the broad themes and topics at the heart of anthropological thought remain perennially vital, such as understanding order and change, diversity and continuity, and conflict and co-operation in the reproduction of social life. Bringing together leading scholars in the field, the contributors to this volume provide us with thoughtful and fruitful ways of thinking about a number of contemporary and long-standing arenas of work where both established and more recent researchers are engaged. The companion begins by exploring classic topics such as Religion; Rituals; Language and Culture; Violence; and Gender. This is followed by a focus on current developments within the discipline including Human Rights; Globalization; and Diasporas and Cosmopolitanism. It provides an interesting and challenging look at the state of current thinking in anthropology, serving as a rich resource for scholars and students alike.

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation

  • Author: Dr Alexandra Bamji,Dr Geert H Janssen,Dr Mary Laven
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 140947318X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 508
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The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation presents a comprehensive examination of recent scholarship on early modern Catholicism in its many guises. It examines how the Tridentine reforms inspired conflict and conversion, and evaluates lives and identities, spirituality, culture and religious change. This wide-ranging and original research guide is a unique resource for scholars and students of European and transnational history.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Heritage and Identity

The Ashgate Research Companion to Heritage and Identity

  • Author: Brian J. Graham,Peter Howard
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754649229
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 461
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Heritage represents the meanings and representations conveyed in the present day upon artefacts, landscapes, mythologies, memories and traditions from the past. It is a key element in the shaping of identities, particularly in the context of increasingly multicultural societies. This Research Companion brings together an international team of authors to discuss the concepts, ideas and practices that inform the entwining of heritage and identity. They have assembled a wide geographical range of examples and interpret them through a number of disciplinary lenses that include geography, history, museum and heritage studies, archaeology, art history, history, anthropology and media studies. This outstanding companion offers scholars and graduate students a thoroughly up-to-date guide to current thinking and a comprehensive reference to this growing field.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations

The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations

  • Author: Patrick Hayden
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754671015
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 492
  • View: 3800
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This indispensable research companion widens the perspective of moral consideration in international relations from 'ethics and international relations' to 'ethics in international relations', redressing the (mis)perception that ethical concepts, principles, norms and rules are not in part constitutive of the international system and the agents acting within that system.

Handbuch Friedensethik

Handbuch Friedensethik

  • Author: Ines-Jacqueline Werkner,Klaus Ebeling
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3658146869
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 979
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Dieses Handbuch bietet eine umfassende, systematische Übersicht zu zentralen Aspekten der Friedensethik, einen interdisziplinären Zugang zum Stand der Forschung sowie zu aktuellen politischen und gesellschaftlichen Debatten. Es versammelt einerseits zahlreiche Beiträge zur Ideengeschichte und zu den theoretischen Grundlagen der Friedensethik. Andererseits suchen Expertinnen und Experten aus den relevanten Fachgebieten eine realitäts- und problembewusste Auseinandersetzung mit den Herausforderungen unserer konfliktbeladenen Gegenwart und nehmen dabei die Spannungen zwischen normativer und erklärender Theorie sowie zwischen Theorie und lebensweltlicher Erfahrung in den Blick. Somit ist dieses Buch ein unentbehrlicher Helfer sowohl in der wissenschaftlichen Forschung und Lehre als auch in der Politik und der zivilgesellschaftlichen und kirchlichen Friedensarbeit.

Irish Protestant identities

Irish Protestant identities

  • Author: Mervyn Austen Busteed,Frank Neal,Jonathan Tonge
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 389
  • View: 488
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"Irish Protestant Identities is a major multi-disciplinary portrayal and analysis of the often overlooked Protestant tradition in Ireland. A team of contributors explores what is distinctive about the religious minority on the island of Ireland. Protestant contributions to literature, culture, religion and politics are all examined. Accessible and engaging throughout, the book examines the contributions to Irish society from Protestant authors, Protestant churches, the Orange Order, Unionist parties and Ulster loyalists. Most books on Ireland have concentrated upon the Catholicism and nationalism which shaped the country in terms of literature, poetry, politics and outlook. This book instead explores how a minority tradition has developed and coped with existence in a polity and society in which some historically felt under-represented or neglected."--BOOK JACKET.

Junge Muslime in Deutschland

Junge Muslime in Deutschland

Lebenslagen, Aufwachsprozesse und Jugendkulturen

  • Author: Hans-Jürgen von Wensierski,Claudia Lübcke
  • Publisher: Barbara Budrich
  • ISBN: 3866490569
  • Category: Muslim youth
  • Page: 360
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Zerstörter Irak - Zukunft des Irak?

Zerstörter Irak - Zukunft des Irak?

der Krieg, die Vereinten Nationen und die Probleme eines Neubeginns

  • Author: Johannes M. Becker
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 3825812006
  • Category: Iraq
  • Page: 289
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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

  • Author: Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104031541
  • Category: History
  • Page: 864
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Ethik der Hoffnung

Ethik der Hoffnung

  • Author: Jürgen Moltmann
  • Publisher: Gütersloher Verlagshaus
  • ISBN: 3641058872
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 272
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Wahrscheinlicher Grund des ungewöhnlichen Buch-Erfolges ist der revolutionäre Inhalt von "Theologie der Hoffnung". Moltmann propagiert darin ein umstürzlerisches, gesellschaftsänderndes - wie er sagt: ursprüngliches - Christentum und offeriert damit Christen und Kirchen eine Theologie, die zu aktiven, ja aggressiven Auseinandersetzungen mit der politischen Umwelt ermächtigt und anfeuert. Die Christen, so ruft Moltmann seine Glaubensbrüder auf, sollen der Wirklichkeit nicht mehr "die Schleppe nachtragen, sondern die Fackel voran".

Religion in History

Religion in History

Conflict, Conversion and Coexistence

  • Author: John Wolffe
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719071072
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 335
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This is an integrated collection of essays by leading scholars that looks at issues of conflict, conversion and coexistence in the religious context since the third century. The range of topics explored include paganism and Christianity in the later Roman world, the Crusades, the impact of the Reformation in Britain and Ireland, subsequent Protestant-Catholic conflict, the Hindu Renaissance in nineteenth-century India, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Britain in the 1960s, women and the ministry, and Christianity, Judaism and the Holocaust. The book concludes by offering an historical perspective on religion, conflict and coexistence in the world today. Published in association with The Open University, this is a student-friendly and accessible volume.

Handbuch Religionssoziologie

Handbuch Religionssoziologie

  • Author: Detlef Pollack,Volkhard Krech,Olaf Müller,Markus Hero
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3531189247
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 600
  • View: 3797
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Das Handbuch Religionssoziologie bietet einen umfassenden Überblick über den Stand der Forschung sowie über Weite und Relevanz des Forschungsfeldes. Die Herausgeber Prof. Dr. Detlef Pollack und Dr. Olaf Müller sind an der Universität Münster tätig. Prof. Dr. Volkhard Krech ist Leiter des Internationalen Kollegs für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung zum Thema „Dynamiken der Religionsgeschichte zwischen Asien und Europa“ an der RUB Bochum. Dr. Markus Hero ist am Institut für Transdisziplinäre Sozialwissenschaft an der PH Karlsruhe tätig.

Medizin im Kontext

Medizin im Kontext

Krankheit und Gesundheit in einer vernetzten Welt

  • Author: Hansjörg Dilger,Bernhard Hadolt
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783631578391
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 447
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Wie gestalten sich medizinisches Wissen und medizinische Praktiken in einer global vernetzten Welt? Welchen Herausforderungen steht die Medizinethnologie angesichts der transnationalen Bewegungen von Menschen, sowie medizinbezogener Ideen und Praktiken gegenuber? Dieser Band verweist auf die Bedeutung eines sozial- und kulturanthropologischen Analyseansatzes, wenn Gesundheit und Krankheit im globalen Kontext adaquat verstanden werden sollen. Er pladiert fur eine differenzierte Berucksichtigung der sozialen und kulturellen Dynamiken, die die Politiken des heterogenen und machtbeladenen Felds -Medizin- kennzeichnen. Fallstudien uber Europa, Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika beleuchten folgende Bereiche: Neue Technologien und medizinische Praxis, Migration und Medizin in transnationalen Verflechtungen, -Traditionelle Medizin- als strategische Ressource, Soziale Sicherung und Gesundheitsfinanzierung sowie Urbanisierung - eine Gefahr fur die Gesundheit?"

Exploring Vulnerability

Exploring Vulnerability

  • Author: Günter Thomas,Heike Springhart
  • Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN: 3647540633
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 264
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Vulnerability is an essential but also an intriguing ambiguous part of the human condition. This book con-ceptualizes vulnerability to be a fundamental threat and deficit and at the same time to be a powerful resource for transformation.The exploration is undertaken in multidisciplinary perspectives and approaches the human condition in fruitful conversations with medical, psychological, legal, theological, political and philosophical investiga-tions of vulnerability.The multidisciplinary approach opens the space for a broad variety of deeply interrelated topics. Thus, vulnerability is analyzed with respect to diverse aspects of human and social life, such as violence and power, the body and social institutions. Theologically questions of sin and redemption and eventually the nature of the Divine are taken up. Throughout the book phenomenological descriptions are combined with necessary conceptual clarifications. The contributions seek to illuminate the relation between vulnerability as a fundamental unavoidable condition and contingent actualizations related to specific dangers and risks. The core thesis of the book can be seen within its multi-perspectivity: A sound concept of vulnerability is key to a realistic, that is to say neither negative nor illusionary anthropology, to an honest post-theistic understanding of God and eventually to a deeply humanistic understanding of social life.