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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 30 new and published books in the subject of Religion & Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Time, Memory, and the Politics of Contingency

    By Smita A. Rahman

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    In recent years, there has been an increased attention to temporality in political theory, and such attention is sorely needed. For too long political theory, with the exception of occasional phenomenological forays, has remained grounded in a particular experience of time as linear and sequential....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Many Faces of Tolerance

    Attitudes toward Diversity in Poland

    By Ewa A. Golebiowska

    Series: Routledge Studies in Political Psychology

    This book presents a systematic account on Poles’ attitudes toward ethnic, religious, political, and sexual minorities. It investigates Poland’s reputation as an intolerant, anti-Semitic, and homophobic country. Counter to a simplistic image of Poland as a hotbed of intolerance, the book...

    Published June 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Sex

    Public Opinion, Parties, and Presidential Elections

    By Susan B. Hansen

    The American cultural landscape has shifted considerably since the 1990s. As church attendance has declined, seculars have increased in number and in political involvement. The economy was supposed to be the most important issue in the 2008 and 2012 elections, but social issues such as gay rights...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Religion, Secularism and Politics

    A Mediterranean View

    Edited by Jeffrey Haynes, Guy Ben-Porat

    Political debates in many Mediterranean countries today are increasingly framed in dichotomous terms, highlighting divisions between religious and secular worldviews. The role of religion in public life or, put another way, the ‘public return of religion’, is a pertinent and controversial political...

    Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. From Religious Empires to Secular States

    State Secularization in Turkey, Iran, and Russia

    By Birol Başkan

    Series: Conceptualising Comparative Politics

    In the 1920s and the 1930s, Turkey, Iran and Russia vehemently pursued state-secularizing reforms, but adopted different strategies in doing so. But why do states follow different secularizing strategies? The literature has already shattered the illusion that secularization of the state has been a...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Religiously Oriented Parties and Democratization

    Edited by Luca Ozzano, Francesco Cavatorta

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    To the surprise of both academics and policy-makers, religion has not been relegated entirely to the private sphere; quite the contrary. Over the last few decades, religion has begun to play a significant role in public affairs and, in many cases, directly in political systems. This edited volume...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Religion and Political Change in the Modern World

    Edited by Jeffrey Haynes

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    The purpose of the book is to ascertain whether there is a generic impact that ‘religion’ brings to bear on recent political changes in the modern world. Over the last two decades or so, there have been increasing numbers of political issues with which various manifestations of religion engage....

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. American Exceptionalism in the Age of Obama

    By Stephen Brooks

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    The election of President Obama in 2008 and the apparent decline of American power in the world has rekindled an old and important debate. Is the United States exceptional in its values and institutions, as well as in the role that it is destined to play in world affairs? In this book, Stephen...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Politics and Religion in the United States

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Corbett, Julia Corbett-Hemeyer, J. Matthew Wilson

    There is a complex relationship between religiosity and secularism in the American experience. America is notable both for its strict institutional separation of church and state, and for the strong role that religion has played in its major social movements and ongoing political life. This book...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. State and Religion in the Arab World
    Edited by Khair El-Din Haseeb
    To Be Published July 28th 2014
  2. White Voters in 21st Century America
    By George Hawley
    To Be Published September 4th 2014
  3. Understanding the Transformation of Germany’s CDU
    Edited by Simon Green, Ed Turner
    To Be Published October 2nd 2014
  4. Parties, Partisanship and Political Theory
    Edited by Matteo Bonotti, Veit Bader
    To Be Published October 7th 2014
  5. Religion, Violence and Cities
    Edited by Liam O'Dowd, Martina McKnight
    To Be Published November 20th 2014

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