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Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics


About the Series

This series aims to publish high quality works on the topic of the resurgence of political forms of religion in both national and international contexts. This trend has been especially noticeable in the post-cold war era (that is, since the late 1980s). It has affected all the ‘world religions’ (including, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism) in various parts of the world (such as, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa).

The series welcomes books that use a variety of approaches to the subject, drawing on scholarship from political science, international relations, security studies, and contemporary history.

Books in the series explore these religions, regions and topics both within and beyond the conventional domain of ‘church-state’ relations to include the impact of religion on politics, conflict and development, including the late Samuel Huntington’s controversial – yet influential – thesis about ‘clashing civilisations’.

In sum, the overall purpose of the book series is to provide a comprehensive survey of what is currently happening in relation to the interaction of religion and politics, both domestically and internationally, in relation to a variety of issues.

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Religion and Democracy A Worldwide Comparison

Religion and Democracy: A Worldwide Comparison

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

By Carsten Anckar
November 30, 2021

This fully updated new edition empirically assesses the relationship between religion and democracy, looking at global, regional, and individual countries’ perspectives. Using a wide range of quantitative data, the author tests the validity of Huntington's claim that democracy and religion are ...

A Quarter Century of the “Clash of Civilizations”

A Quarter Century of the “Clash of Civilizations”

1st Edition

Edited By Jeffrey Haynes
May 11, 2021

The "clash of civilizations" focuses on conflict and cooperation between and within states. Dealing with the clash is essential for a peaceful and harmonious world. The "clash of civilizations" is a topic of great interest around the world and constitutes an important dimension of religion and ...

Islam, Liberalism, and Ontology A Critical Re-evaluation

Islam, Liberalism, and Ontology: A Critical Re-evaluation

1st Edition

By Joseph J. Kaminski
March 31, 2021

This book offers comparative ontologies of both Islam and liberalism as discourses more broadly construed. The author argues that, despite recent efforts to speak of overlapping consensuses and discursive congruence, the fundamental categories that constitute "Islam" and "Liberalism" remain very ...

Religion, Law and the Politics of Ethical Diversity Conscientious Objection and Contestation of Civil Norms

Religion, Law and the Politics of Ethical Diversity: Conscientious Objection and Contestation of Civil Norms

1st Edition

Edited By Claude Proeschel, David Koussens, Francesco Piraino
March 31, 2021

This book provides a multidisciplinary and comparative look at the contemporary phenomenon of conscientious objection or contestation in the name of religion and examines the key issues that emerge in terms of citizenship and democracy. These are analysed by looking at the different ways of ...

The Politics of New Atheism

The Politics of New Atheism

1st Edition

By Stuart McAnulla, Steven Kettell, Marcus Schulzke
December 18, 2020

New atheism is best known as a literary and media phenomenon which has resulted in the widespread discussion of the anti-religious arguments of authors such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, yet it also has strongly political dimensions. This book analyses the political ...

Democratization in Christian Orthodox Europe Comparing Greece, Serbia and Russia

Democratization in Christian Orthodox Europe: Comparing Greece, Serbia and Russia

1st Edition

By Marko Veković
September 25, 2020

For a long time, Orthodox Christianity was regarded as a religious tradition that was incompatible with democracy. This book challenges this incompatibility thesis, offering an innovative and fresh theoretical framework for dealing with the issue of Orthodoxy and democracy. This book focuses on the...

Modern Papal Diplomacy and Social Teaching in World Affairs

Modern Papal Diplomacy and Social Teaching in World Affairs

1st Edition

Edited By Mariano P. Barbato, Robert J. Joustra, Dennis R. Hoover
May 29, 2019

This comprehensive collection offers a concise introduction to the institutional framework of the Holy See, conceptualizing papal agency and positions from a range of international theory perspectives. The authors – international scholars from political science, history, and religious studies – ...

Religion, Conflict and Post-Secular Politics

Religion, Conflict and Post-Secular Politics

1st Edition

By Jeffrey Haynes
February 17, 2020

This book identifies and examines the political activities of selected religious actors, in both domestic and international contexts, in relation to democracy, human rights and civilisational interactions. And it asks why, how and when do selected religious actors seek to influence political ...

Faith-Based Organizations in Development Discourses and Practice

Faith-Based Organizations in Development Discourses and Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Jens Koehrsen, Andreas Heuser
December 05, 2019

Exploring faith-based organizations (FBOs) in current developmental discourses and practice, this book presents a selection of empirical in-depth case-studies of Christian FBOs and assesses the vital role credited to FBOs in current discourses on development. Examining the engagement of FBOs with ...

War and Religion in the Secular Age Faith and Interstate Armed Conflict Onset

War and Religion in the Secular Age: Faith and Interstate Armed Conflict Onset

1st Edition

By Davis Brown
November 11, 2019

Is religion a factor in initiating interstate armed conflict, and do different religions have different effects? Breaking new ground in political science, this book explores these questions both qualitatively and quantitively, concluding that the answer is yes. Previous studies have focused on ...

Racialization, Islamophobia and Mistaken Identity The Sikh Experience

Racialization, Islamophobia and Mistaken Identity: The Sikh Experience

1st Edition

By Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Hardeep Singh
September 04, 2019

Exploring the issue of Islamophobic attacks against Sikhs since 9/11, this book explains the historical, religious and legal foundations and frameworks for understanding race hate crime against the Sikh community in the UK. Focusing on the backlash that Sikhs in the UK have faced since 9/11, the ...

Religion in the Era of Postsecularism

Religion in the Era of Postsecularism

1st Edition

Edited By Uchenna Okeja
August 29, 2019

Exploring the viability of new perspectives on secularisation and the idea of postsecularism, this book reflects on their relevance when considered in the context of different societies within and outside the West. The topic of secularisation has been recently reconsidered by prominent theorists, ...

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