Post Tagged with: "religion"

Citizens Not Zombies: Rethinking Assumptions about US Religious Voters

Citizens Not Zombies: Rethinking Assumptions about US Religious Voters

The habit of homogenising religious political behaviour only leads to sloppy thinking disconnected from the evidence of how really existing religious citizens act

The Iran-Iraq War: The Use of Religion as a Tool

The Iran-Iraq War: The Use of Religion as a Tool

Throughout history religion has effectively served as an instrument or even a weapon of war. This strategy was also used during the Iran-Iraq war

Middle Power Religion

Middle Power Religion

Whilst the study of religion adds value to our understanding of world affairs, the opposite is also true: the concepts of IR add value to our understanding of religion

The Future of Islamic State Systems in Light of Rising Sectarian Tensions

The Future of Islamic State Systems in Light of Rising Sectarian Tensions

Violence in the Islamic World is not principally attributable to religion, though its increasing salience fosters conditions for sectarian conflict.

Religious Movements and Religion’s Contribution to Global Civil Society

Religious Movements and Religion’s Contribution to Global Civil Society

Religious traditions have withstood the test of time and respond to the inner lives of believers. It is unlikely that they will disappear any time soon.

National Religions: How to be Both Under God and Under the European Union?

National Religions: How to be Both Under God and Under the European Union?

Religion may appear elusive in a European Union criticised for its abstraction, but the European context reinforces the national character of religions.

Inter-Religious Work for Peace through Globalised Transnational Civil Society

Inter-Religious Work for Peace through Globalised Transnational Civil Society

Inter-religious transnational actors, like Religions for Peace, are assisting in the creation of global civil society by involving women in community development.

The Religion Agenda: The Sahrawi Refugees and the Politics of Tolerance

The Religion Agenda: The Sahrawi Refugees and the Politics of Tolerance

Global advocacy for religious toleration has yielded mixed consequences for the Sahrawi refugees of Algeria by reproducing discourses purveyed by those in power

Religion in the European Union: The Neglected Variable

Religion in the European Union: The Neglected Variable

Despite the secularisation of European politics and other changes in the religious environment, a confessional culture still affects movement towards European unity.

Whose God? A Human Rights Approach

Whose God? A Human Rights Approach

The modern international human rights regime offers an alternative to secularism because it establishes standards for both state neutrality and engagement with religion.

The Geopolitics of Religious Liberty

The Geopolitics of Religious Liberty

Guided by the secularisation thesis, the field of international relations has been slow to recognise religion’s importance and has tended to ignore it until recently.

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