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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.

Why ‘theocracy’ Is a Failed Concept in IR

Why ‘theocracy’ Is a Failed Concept in IR

It’s time for IR scholars and policy makers to let go of the use of the term ‘theocracy’ to explain the dynamics of religion-led politics worldwide.

Sociotheology: The Significance of Religious Worldviews

Sociotheology: The Significance of Religious Worldviews

Being empathetic is not the same as morally approving of violence but understanding that there can be a political and religious rationale behind ‘their’ violence.

Islam and Human Rights in Pakistan

Islam and Human Rights in Pakistan

Cultural factors ensure that Pakistan’s relationship to its citizens is mediated by Muslim nationalism, rather than internationally recognized human rights norms.

What’s God Got to Do with It? Violence, Hostility and Religion Today

What’s God Got to Do with It? Violence, Hostility and Religion Today

In supplanting a secular discourse with a religious discourse, actors are engaged on the basis of their faith and as representatives of a perceived religious community.

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