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Religion and International Security


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In the twenty-first century religion has become an increasingly important factor in international relations and international security. Religion is seen by policy makers and academics as being a major contributor in conflict and its successful resolution. The role of the Ashgate series in Religion and International Security is to provide such policy makers, practitioners, researchers and students with a first port of call in seeking to find the latest and most comprehensive research on religion and security. The series provides established and emerging authors with an opportunity to publish in a series with a reputation for high quality and cutting edge research in this field. The series produces analytical and scholarly works from around the world that demonstrate the relevance of religion in security and international relations. The intention is not to be prescriptive or reductionist in restricting the types of books that would be appropriate for the series and as such encourages a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches. International security is broadly defined to incorporate inter and intra-state conflict, human security, terrorism, genocide, religious freedom, human rights, environmental security, the arms trade, securitisation, gender security, peace keeping, conflict resolution and humanitarian intervention. The distinguishing feature is the religious element in any security or conflict issue.

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Fallacy of Militant Ideology Competing Ideologies and Conflict among Militants, the Muslim World and the West

Fallacy of Militant Ideology: Competing Ideologies and Conflict among Militants, the Muslim World and the West

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Munir Masood Marath
September 06, 2021

This book highlights the conflict between jihadist militants and the West as essentially ideological in character. It has serious implications internalized by Muslim societies, with the boundaries of faith changed by the interplay of socio-political variables. Violence emerged in Muslim societies ...

Israel’s Securitization Dilemma BDS and the Battle for the Legitimacy of the Jewish State

Israel’s Securitization Dilemma: BDS and the Battle for the Legitimacy of the Jewish State

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Ronnie Olesker
August 13, 2021

This book examines how the Zionist movement, and later the state of Israel, have dealt with various longstanding efforts to delegitimize Israel’s standing in the international community, including by the Arab League Boycott, the United Nations, and the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement. ...

Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Conflict Across Asia

Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Conflict Across Asia

1st Edition

By Kunal Mukherjee
March 30, 2021

This book looks at conflict zones in the Asia Pacific with a special focus on secessionist groups/movements in the Indian Northeast, Tibet, Chinese Xinjiang, the Burmese borderlands, Kashmir in South Asia, CHT in Bangladesh, South Thailand, and Aceh in Indonesia. These conflict zones are ...

Divine Service? Judaism and Israel's Armed Forces

Divine Service?: Judaism and Israel's Armed Forces

1st Edition

By Stuart A. Cohen
November 28, 2016

Religion now plays an increasingly prominent role in the discourse on international security. Within that context, attention largely focuses on the impact exerted by teachings rooted in Christianity and Islam. By comparison, the linkages between Judaism and the resort to armed force are invariably ...

Radicalism Unveiled

Radicalism Unveiled

1st Edition

By Farhaan Wali
September 09, 2016

Radicalism Unveiled is an essential and unique contribution to our knowledge concerning the rise of Islamic radicalism in Britain. Through the study of Hizb ut-Tahrir (The Liberation Party), the spectre of radicalisation looms large and Muslim youth in Britain are increasingly linked to this group,...

Religious Transnational Actors and Soft Power

Religious Transnational Actors and Soft Power

1st Edition

By Jeffrey Haynes
September 09, 2016

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 ...

Media, Religion and Conflict

Media, Religion and Conflict

1st Edition

Edited By Lee Marsden, Heather Savigny
October 28, 2009

International relations as a discipline has largely ignored the role of religion in shaping international events. The growth of Islamist militancy, the increasing influence of the Christian Right on US foreign policy and George Bush's war on terror changed this for good. Now more than ever we need ...

Religion, Conflict and Military Intervention

Religion, Conflict and Military Intervention

1st Edition

By Rosemary Durward, Lee Marsden
November 28, 2009

For many years religion has been the neglected component of international relations and yet in an age of globalization and terrorism, religious identity has become increasingly important in the lives of people in the West as well as the developing world. The secularization thesis has been overtaken...

The Charismatic Leadership Phenomenon in Radical and Militant Islamism

The Charismatic Leadership Phenomenon in Radical and Militant Islamism

1st Edition

By Haroro J. Ingram
December 11, 2013

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 ...

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