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Religion and Politics in International Relations

Religion and Politics in International Relations

The Modern Myth

  • Author: Timothy Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441142908
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 284
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Religion and Politics in the International System Today

Religion and Politics in the International System Today

  • Author: Eric O. Hanson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521617819
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 345
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This book proposes a post-Cold War paradigm based on the interaction between the contemporary globalization of the political, economic, military, and communication systems and the increasing role of religion in influencing global politics. Rapid technological advances have constantly recast politics, economics, armed conflict, and the media. These four systems are thus becoming not just more international, but are also rapidly integrating. Eric Hanson constructs the new global paradigm by explaining the roles of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Maoist Marxism in world politics.

Religion and Security

Religion and Security

The New Nexus in International Relations

  • Author: Robert A. Seiple,Dennis R. Hoover
  • Publisher: Sheed & Ward
  • ISBN: 1461675189
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 216
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In global security today, religion is not only part of the problem but also part of the solution. This book explores positive nexus points between religion and security, paying particular attention to the resources within the Abrahamic faith traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam that foster sustainable peace.

Religion and International Relations Theory

Religion and International Relations Theory

  • Author: Jack L. Snyder
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231153392
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 223
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Annotation Through models that integrate religion into the study of international politics, the essays in this collection offer a guide to updating the field.

Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective

Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective

The One, The Few, and The Many

  • Author: Ted G. Jelen,Ted Gerard Jelen,Clyde Wilcox
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521659710
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 340
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This book examines religion and politics in diverse countries or regions.

Religion, Politics and International Relations

Religion, Politics and International Relations

Selected Essays

  • Author: Jeff Haynes
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136737537
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Bringing together in one collection his most influential essays spanning two decades of research, Jeffrey Haynes seeks to explore the complex relationship between religion, politics and international relations.

Introduction to International Relations and Religion

Introduction to International Relations and Religion

  • Author: Jeffrey Haynes
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9781405824743
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 445
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Haynes (London Metropolitan Univ.), who leans toward the liberal institutionalist camp, offers relatively objective coverage of the basics for a course on religion and world politics. This book introduces college students to concepts related to religion (transnational religious actors and movements) as it increasingly affects and is affected by international relations, globalization, conflict, and conflict resolution. The author discusses IR theories that until recently downplayed the role of religion, and the recent resurgence of religion despite the "secularization theory" that assumed the collapse of religious identification except for private displays of faith. Haynes offers explanations for religious resurgence, for good and ill, in seven chapters of examples of religion as "soft or cultural power" that influences social and political issues globally. He then highlights religious influence as revealed in the US, Europe (mostly Islam), Africa (mostly Christian), Middle East, South Asia (India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), and Pacific Asia (Confucianism in China and Buddhism in Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia). The volume has the strengths of a textbook (breadth) and some unavoidable weaknesses (lack of depth in some countries or cultures examined). Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and undergraduates.

The Politics of Secularism in International Relations

The Politics of Secularism in International Relations

  • Author: Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9781400828012
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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Conflicts involving religion have returned to the forefront of international relations. And yet political scientists and policymakers have continued to assume that religion has long been privatized in the West. This secularist assumption ignores the contestation surrounding the category of the "secular" in international politics. The Politics of Secularism in International Relations shows why this thinking is flawed, and provides a powerful alternative. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd argues that secularist divisions between religion and politics are not fixed, as commonly assumed, but socially and historically constructed. Examining the philosophical and historical legacy of the secularist traditions that shape European and American approaches to global politics, she shows why this matters for contemporary international relations, and in particular for two critical relationships: the United States and Iran, and the European Union and Turkey. The Politics of Secularism in International Relations develops a new approach to religion and international relations that challenges realist, liberal, and constructivist assumptions that religion has been excluded from politics in the West. The first book to consider secularism as a form of political authority in its own right, it describes two forms of secularism and their far-reaching global consequences.

Religious NGOs in International Relations

Religious NGOs in International Relations

The Construction of 'the Religious' and 'the Secular'

  • Author: Karsten Lehmann
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317499034
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 218
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Over the last 30 years, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become increasingly present in international discourses and ?active in international decision-making. Among the estimated several million NGOs in existence today, an increasingly visible number of organizations are defining themselves in religious terms – referring to themselves as "religious", "spiritual", or "faith-based" NGOs. This book documents the initial encounters between the particularly international segment of those organizations and the UN while at the same time covering the Protestant and Catholic spectrum that dominated the early years of their activities in the UN-context. This book focuses on the construction of the human rights discourse inside two religiously affiliated organizations: The Commissions of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) and Pax Romana (IMCS / ICMICA). These organizations have been formally accredited as NGOs by the UN, label themselves as religious, and look back upon a long and intense cooperation with the UN. Lehmann presents material from the archives of those two organizations that has so far rarely been used for academic analysis. In doing so, as well as documenting the encounters between those organizations and the UN, and looking at the Protestant and Catholic spectrum, the book provides new insights into the very construction of the notions of ‘the religious’ and the ‘secular’ inside those organizations. This work will be of great interest to all students of religion and international relations, and will also be of interest to those studying related subjects such as global institutions, comparative politics and international politics.

Bringing Religion Into International Relations

Bringing Religion Into International Relations

  • Author: J. Fox,S. Sandler
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1403981124
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 212
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This book has several main themes and arguments. International Relations has been westerncentric, which has contributed to its ignoring religion; while religion is not the main driving force behind IR, international politics cannot be understood without taking religion into account; the role of religion is related to the fact that IR has evolved to become more than just interstate relations and now included elements of domestic politics. The book proceeds in three stages. First, it looks at why religion was ignored by IR theory and theorists. Second, it examines the multiple ways religion influences IR, including through religious legitimacy and the many ways domestic religious issues can cross borders. In this discussion a number of topics including but not limited to international intervention, international organizations, religious fundamentalism, political Islam, Samuel Huntington's 'clash of civilizations' theory, and terrorism are addressed. Third, these factors are examined empirically using both quantitative and case study methodology.