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.
Explaining Religious Party Strength State Capacity, Social Services, and Religious Civil Society
Exploring Religious Diversity and Covenantal Pluralism in Asia Volume I, East & Southeast Asia
Exploring Religious Diversity and Covenantal Pluralism in Asia Volume II, South & Central Asia
Religion after Deliberative Democracy
Religion and Democracy A Worldwide Comparison
The Politics of New Atheism
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...
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....
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 – ...