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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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Politics and the Religious Imagination

Politics and the Religious Imagination

1st Edition

John H.A. Dyck, Paul S. Rowe, Jens Zimmermann
September 23, 2013

Politics and the Religious Imagination is the product of a group of interdisciplinary scholars each analyzing the connections between religious narratives and the construction of regional and global politics, combining a set of theoretical and philosophic insights with several case studies that...

Religious Actors in the Public Sphere: Means, Objectives, and Effects

Religious Actors in the Public Sphere: Means, Objectives, and Effects

1st Edition

Jeff Haynes, Anja Hennig
August 08, 2013

This book seeks to argue that religious actors play a crucial role in the complex processes of entering or re-entering the public spheres of state, political, and civil society. Seeking to ameliorate the analytical lacuna and concentrating on both the meso and micro levels of religious public...

Politics, Religion and Gender: Framing and Regulating the Veil

Politics, Religion and Gender: Framing and Regulating the Veil

1st Edition

Sieglinde Rosenberger, Birgit Sauer
August 08, 2013

Heated debates about Muslim women's veiling practices have regularly attracted the attention of European policymakers over the last decade. The headscarf has been both vehemently contested by national and/or regional governments, political parties and public intellectuals and passionately defended...

Religion in the Context of Globalization: Essays on Concept, Form, and Political Implication

Religion in the Context of Globalization: Essays on Concept, Form, and Political Implication

1st Edition

Peter Beyer
June 27, 2013

Peter Beyer has been a central figure in the debate about religion and globalization for many years, this volume is a collection of essays on the relation between religion and globalization with special emphasis on the concept of religion, its modern forms and on the relation of religion to the...

Christianity and Party Politics: Keeping the faith

Christianity and Party Politics: Keeping the faith

1st Edition

Martin Steven
June 13, 2013

Christianity and Party Politics aims to discuss and evaluate the contemporary relationship between party politics and religion. The book focuses on the important role of the Church in both electoral politics and public policy formulation in the twenty first century, and argues that contrary to the...

Religion and Democracy: A Worldwide Comparison

Religion and Democracy: A Worldwide Comparison

1st Edition

Carsten Anckar
January 14, 2013

This important new study empirically assesses the relationship between religion and democracy, looking at the global, regional and individual country picture. Using a wide range of quantitative data, Anckar tests the validity of Huntington’s claim that democracy and religion are tightly connected,...

Politics and Religion in the United Kingdom

Politics and Religion in the United Kingdom

1st Edition

Steve Bruce
July 26, 2012

This important new volume seeks to provide significant contribution to our understanding of religion and politics, demonstrating through comparisons with other countries the unusually complex nature of the interaction of religion and politics in the United Kingdom. Bruce provides a detailed and...

Religion, Politics and International Relations: Selected Essays

Religion, Politics and International Relations: Selected Essays

1st Edition

Jeff Haynes
April 04, 2011

A leading authority in the discipline, Jeffrey Haynes has contributed to many of the most significant debates in the fields of religion & politics and religion & international relations in the last twenty years. This book brings together many of his most influential essays, offering a...

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