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Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

Series Editor: Jeffrey Haynes

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.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 16 results in Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics
  1. Representing Religion in the European Union

    Does God Matter?

    Edited by Lucian N. Leustean

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    Religious actors are becoming part of the EU bureaucratic system, and their mobilisation in Brussels and Strasbourg in the last decade has increased dramatically. This book explores the mechanism and impact of religious representation by examining relations between religious practitioners and...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Conservative Christian Politics in Russia and the United States

    Dreaming of Christian nations

    By John Anderson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    This book explores the politics of conservative Christian churches and social movements in Russia and the United States, focusing on their similar concerns but very different modes of political engagement. Whilst secularisation continues to chip away at religious adherence and practice in Europe,...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Christians and the Middle East Conflict

    Edited by Paul S Rowe, John H.A. Dyck, Jens Zimmermann

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    Christians and the Middle East Conflict deals with the relationship of Christians and Christian theology to the various conflicts in the Middle East, a topic that is often sensationalized but still insufficiently understood. Political developments over the last two decades, however, have prompted...

    Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Religion, Identity and Human Security

    By Giorgio Shani

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    Religion, Identity and Human Security seeks to demonstrate that a major source of human insecurity comes from the failure of states around the world to recognize the increasing cultural diversity of their populations which has resulted from globalization. Shani begins by setting out the theoretical...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cosmopolitanism, Religion and the Public Sphere

    Edited by Maria Rovisco, Sebastian Kim

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    Although emerging scholarship in the social sciences suggests that religion can be a potential catalyst of cosmopolitanism and global citizenship, few attempts have been made to bring to the fore new theoretical positions and empirical analyses of how cosmopolitanism -- as a philosophical notion, a...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Politics and the Religious Imagination

    Edited by John H.A. Dyck, Paul S. Rowe, Jens Zimmermann

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    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...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Religion and the Realist Tradition

    From Political Theology to International Relations Theory and Back

    Edited by Jodok Troy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    This volume picks up a rather uninvested field of international relations theory: the influence of religion on Realism as well as the power of Realism to address religious issues in world politics. Although classical scholars of Realism rarely mention religion explicitly in their well-known work,...

    Published September 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Religious Actors in the Public Sphere

    Means, Objectives, and Effects

    Edited by Jeff Haynes, Anja Hennig

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    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...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Politics, Religion and Gender

    Framing and Regulating the Veil

    Edited by Sieglinde Rosenberger, Birgit Sauer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    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...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Religion in the Context of Globalization

    Essays on Concept, Form, and Political Implication

    By Peter Beyer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    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...

    Published June 26th 2013 by Routledge