Author profile: Fabio Petito

Fabio Petito is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex. He joined the Department of International Relations in 2007, having previously taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. He has also taught in recent years at the ESCP-EAP in Paris and at ‘L’Orientale’ University in Naples. Fabio holds a Laurea in Economic and Social Disciplines (DES) (magna cum laude) from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and he undertook his MScEcon in International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and his PhD in the department of International Relations at the LSE, where he was also editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies.

The Contemporary Ambiguities of Religions as a Source of Civilisational Identity

The Contemporary Ambiguities of Religions as a Source of Civilisational Identity

The international society is experiencing an epoch-making process of transformation. The global resurgence of religion is not unrelated to these structural changes.

In Defence of Dialogue of Civilizations

In Defence of Dialogue of Civilizations

Warnings against the political construction of the Self through opposition to a negative-valued, dangerous or threatening Other are common at a time when the discourses of the clash of civilisations have acquired a worryingly prominent place in the public spheres of many different countries. But do we actually need ‘more’ religious and cultural traditions rather than less in order to oppose religiously-inspired political violence?

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