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  1. Religion and Politics in South Asia

    Edited by Ali Riaz

    Religion and religio-political forces have become potent influences in the domestic politics of many countries irrespective of geographical location, stages of economic growth, and systems of governance. The growing importance of religion as a marker of identity and a tool of political mobilization...

    Published February 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Identity and Identification in India

    Defining the Disadvantaged

    By Laura Dudley Jenkins

    Can a state empower its citizens by classifying them? Or do reservation policies reinforce the very categories they are meant to eradicate? Indian reservation policies on government jobs, legislative seats and university admissions for disadvantaged groups, like affirmative action policies...

    Published November 18th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Religion and Politics

    Edited by Jeffrey Haynes

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    The early twenty-first century has witnessed a global resurgence of religious activity and identification. In particular, numerous examples of the growing political influence of religion can be cited, not least in Europe, once thought to be an inexorably secularizing continent. In India, meanwhile,...

    Published October 16th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Religion and Politics in Turkey

    Edited by Barry Rubin, Ali Carkoglu

    Over the last decade the once marginal extreme right of the Turkish ideological spectrum has grown in size as well as in influence and has effectively reshaped party competition in Turkey. Policy mandates and electoral bases of the rising extreme right rely on potentially explosive social cleavages...

    Published October 13th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Muslims in Singapore

    Piety, politics and policies

    By Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir, Alexius A. Pereira, Bryan S. Turner

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    This book examines Muslims in Singapore, analysing their habits, practices and dispositions towards everyday life, and also their role within the broader framework of the secularist Singapore state and the cultural dominance of its Chinese elite, who are predominantly Buddhist and Christian....

    Published September 15th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Popular Religion in Russia

    'Double Belief' and the Making of an Academic Myth

    By Stella Rock

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    This book dispels the widely-held view that paganism survived in Russia alongside Orthodox Christianity, demonstrating that 'double belief', dvoeverie, is in fact an academic myth. Scholars, citing the medieval origins of the term, have often portrayed Russian Christianity as uniquely muddied by...

    Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Islamic Legitimacy in a Plural Asia

    Edited by Anthony Reid, Michael Gilsenan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    A global debate has emerged within Islam about how to coexist with democracy. Even in Asia, where such ideas have always been marginal, radical groups are taking the view that scriptural authority requires either Islamic rule (Dar-ul-Islam) or a state of war with the essentially illegitimate...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Radical Orthodoxy Reader

    Edited by John Milbank, Simon Oliver

    The Radical Orthodoxy Reader presents a selection of key readings in the field of Radical Orthodoxy, the most influential theological movement in contemporary academic theology. Radical Orthodoxy draws on pre-Enlightenment theology and philosophy to engage critically with the assumption and...

    Published April 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  9. Buddhism, Power and Political Order

    Edited by Ian Harris

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Weber's claim that Buddhism is an otherworldly religion is only partially true. Early sources indicate that the Buddha was sometimes diverted from supramundane interests to dwell on a variety of politically-related matters. The significance of Asoka Maurya as a paradigm for later traditions of...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  10. Federalism, Nationalism and Development

    India and the Punjab Economy

    By Pritam Singh

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book throws new light on the study of India's development through an exploration of the triangular relationship between federalism, nationalism and the development process. It focuses on one of the seemingly paradoxical cases of impressive development and sharp federal conflicts that have been...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge