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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 14 results in Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Christianity and Party Politics

    Keeping the faith

    By Martin Steven

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    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...

    Published June 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Religion in International Relations Theory

    Interactions and Possibilities

    By Nukhet Sandal, Jonathan Fox

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    There is a growing realization among international relations scholars and practitioners that religion is a critical factor in global politics. The Iranian Revolution, the September 11 attacks, the ethno-religious conflicts such as the ones in the former Yugoslavia and Sri Lanka are among the many...

    Published May 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Religion and Democracy

    A Worldwide Comparison

    By Carsten Anckar

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    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,...

    Published January 13th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Christians and the Middle East Conflict
    Edited by Paul S Rowe, John H.A. Dyck, Jens Zimmermann
    To Be Published June 11th 2014
  2. Muslims and Political Participation in Britain
    Edited by Timothy Peace
    To Be Published September 29th 2014
  3. Buddhist Socialisms in Asia: An Historical Perspective
    Edited by Patrice Ladwig
    To Be Published November 30th 2014
  4. Religion in a Global Age: Critical Essays on Religion and International Relations
    By Scott Thomas
    To Be Published December 31st 2014

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