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Bringing Religion Into International Relations

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Bringing Religion Into International Relations
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This book has several main themes and arguments. International Relations has been westerncentric, which has contributed to its ignoring religion; while religion is not the main driving force behind IR, international politics cannot be understood without taking religion into account; the role of religion is related to the fact that IR has evolved to become more than just interstate relations and now included elements of domestic politics. The book proceeds in three stages. First, it looks at why religion was ignored by IR theory and theorists. Second, it examines the multiple ways religion influences IR, including through religious legitimacy and the many ways domestic religious issues can cross borders. In this discussion a number of topics including but not limited to international intervention, international organizations, religious fundamentalism, political Islam, Samuel Huntington's 'clash of civilizations' theory, and terrorism are addressed. Third, these factors are examined empirically using both quantitative and case study methodology.

Author Biography

JONATHAN FOX received his PhD in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland in 1997 and is currently a Lecturer in the Political Studies Department of Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. His research interests include the role of religion in conflict, international relations and politics, as well as issues of separation of religion and state. He has published numerous articles on these topics in journals as well as his recent book Ethnoreligious Conflict in the Late Twentieth Century. SHMUEL SANDLER is Professor of Political Science and International Politics, an
Release date NZ
November 2nd, 2006
Contributors
Edited by Jonathan Fox Edited by Shmuel Sandler
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
VII, 212 p.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
212
Dimensions
155x235x11
ISBN-13
9781403976031
Product ID
1862352

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