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Religion, Politics and International Relations
Selected Essays

ISBN 9780415617819
Published May 17, 2011 by Routledge
308 Pages

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Book Description

A leading authority in the discipline, Jeffrey Haynes has contributed to many of the most significant debates in the fields of religion & politics and religion & international relations in the last twenty years. This book brings together many of his most influential essays, offering a comprehensive analysis of religious actors and their political goals.

In recent years, scholars have identified a range of religious actors with a variety of political goals. The aim of this collection is to identify and examine political activities of selected religious actors in both domestic and international contexts. The introductory chapter sets the scene for the collection, providing a clear understanding of why, how and when religious actors act politically both within and between countries. Over the course of 15 essays, Jeffrey Haynes presents a survey of the interaction of religion and politics, both domestically and internationally, in relation to a variety of issues, and draws the findings together in a new conclusion written for the volume.

This work will be of great interest to the growing number of scholars and students and practitioners internationally who work on religion and politics, in both domestic and international contexts.

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction 2.  Religion, Secularization and Politics: A Postmodern Conspectus  3. Religious Fundamentalism and Politics  4. Religion and Politics: What is the Impact of September 11  5. Popular Religion and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa  6. Religion, Ethnicity, and Civil War in Africa: the Cases of Uganda and Sudan  7. The Political and Social Context of Intercivilisational Conflict, and the Possibilities of Peace-building  8. Conflict, Conflict resolution and Peace-building: The Role of Religion in Mozambique, Nigeria and Cambodia  9. Religion and International Relations: What are the Issues  10. Religion and Foreign Policy Making in the USA, India and Iran: Towards a Research Agenda  11. Politics, Identity and Religious Nationalism in Turkey: From Atatürk to the AKP  12. Transnational Religious Actors and International Politics  13. Transnational Religious Actors and International Order  14. Religion and a Human Rights Culture in America  15. Al-Qaeda: Ideology and Action  16. Islamic Militancy in East-Africa  17. Conclusion

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Jeffrey Haynes is Professor of Politics, and Coordinator, Governance and International Relations at London Metropolitan University, UK.