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Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics


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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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Explaining Religious Party Strength State Capacity, Social Services, and Religious Civil Society

Explaining Religious Party Strength: State Capacity, Social Services, and Religious Civil Society

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Mário Rebelo
December 30, 2022

Explaining Religious Party Strength explores why religious political parties are electorally successful in some countries but not in others. Drawing on insights from political science and sociology, this book argues that religious parties are typically formed for defensive reasons, reacting against...

Exploring Religious Diversity and Covenantal Pluralism in Asia Volume I, East & Southeast Asia

Exploring Religious Diversity and Covenantal Pluralism in Asia: Volume I, East & Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Dennis R. Hoover
December 26, 2022

This book examines the growing diversity of religions and worldviews across East & Southeast Asia, and the factors affecting prospects for “covenantal pluralism” in these regions. According to the Pew Religious Diversity Index, half of the world’s most religiously diverse countries are in Asia....

Exploring Religious Diversity and Covenantal Pluralism in Asia Volume II, South & Central Asia

Exploring Religious Diversity and Covenantal Pluralism in Asia: Volume II, South & Central Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Dennis R. Hoover
December 26, 2022

This book examines the growing diversity of religions and worldviews across South & Central Asia, and the factors affecting prospects for “covenantal pluralism” in these regions. Going beyond banal appeals for mere “tolerance,” the theory of covenantal pluralism calls for a constitutional order...

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

Forthcoming

Edited By Claude Proeschel, David Koussens, Francesco Piraino
September 26, 2022

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 ...

Religion in Rebellions, Revolutions, and Social Movements

Religion in Rebellions, Revolutions, and Social Movements

1st Edition

Edited By Warren S. Goldstein, Jean-Pierre Reed
May 20, 2022

Religion in Rebellions, Revolutions, and Social Movements demonstrates that, while religion is often a social force that maintains, if not legitimates, the sociopolitical order, it is also a decisive factor in economic, social, and political conflict. The book explores how and under what conditions...

Religion after Deliberative Democracy

Religion after Deliberative Democracy

1st Edition

By Timothy Stanley
May 13, 2022

Religion after Deliberative Democracy responds to gaps exposed by the case of religion in deliberative democratic theory. Religion's persistent visibility in political life has called for new solutions for healing deeply divided societies. In response, the author begins with Jeffrey Stout’s ...

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
May 06, 2022

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...

Religion and Democracy A Worldwide Comparison

Religion and Democracy: A Worldwide Comparison

2nd Edition

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 ...

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 ...

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 – ...

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