Post Tagged with: "religion"

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.

The Geopolitics of Religious Performance in Twenty-First Century Taiwan

The Geopolitics of Religious Performance in Twenty-First Century Taiwan

Through a local symbol of resistance, Taiwanese people can feel capable of ‘resisting’ Chinese domination: a parallel with Nazha’s resistance to his father’s authority.

Religious Politics and the Rise of Illiberal Religion

Religious Politics and the Rise of Illiberal Religion

While there are a variety of explanations for the resurgence of religious politics, an understanding of precisely how religion relates to modern politics is missing.

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