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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.

Holism, Religion and Geopolitics

Holism, Religion and Geopolitics

Any attempt to keep things together in holistic ways, will have intimations of religion which continually challenge any geopolitics based on liberal values.

The Secular–Religious Competition Perspective

The Secular–Religious Competition Perspective

Secularisation theory wrongly predicted religion’s death, yet this theory is still a crucial source of insight on the nature of religion’s opposition in world politics.

Islam, National Identity and Choices of Faith in the Post-Communist Balkans

Islam, National Identity and Choices of Faith in the Post-Communist Balkans

In the prevailing nationalist discourse any discoveries of faith raise the suspicion of a religious obscurantism, extra-territorial allegiances, or threats of terrorism.

Religion’s Changing Form and Relation to the State since 1989

Religion’s Changing Form and Relation to the State since 1989

Perceptions of religion remain stuck in an old paradigm which does not represent the extent of the religious revolution that is taking place.

Sectarian Divisions, Proxy Wars and Chaos

Sectarian Divisions, Proxy Wars and Chaos

It is important to have a firm grasp of the role that religion and sectarianism play as mobilizing forces in the regional politics of the Middle East.

Review – Religion and the Realist Tradition

Review – Religion and the Realist Tradition

While assessing how realism addresses religious issues in world politics, this collection also explores the role of religion in the intellectual development of IR theory.

Church, State and Culture: Should Religion Be a Private Matter?

Church, State and Culture: Should Religion Be a Private Matter?

Secular liberalism has become an influential, even dominant, worldview among sections of the intellectual class in many Western societies.

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.

Looking Back to See Forward: Romanticism, Religion and the Secular in Modernity

Looking Back to See Forward: Romanticism, Religion and the Secular in Modernity

The pervasive religious aspects of Romanticism demonstrate the failure of previous theories of secularisation. Modernity has never been a monolithic intellectual.

Four Religions of Foreign Policy

Four Religions of Foreign Policy

There are many healthy debates on religion and foreign policy, but there is still more to say about the nuances of religion at play in the international sphere.

Little Do They Know. How (Not) to Theorise Religion and International Relations

Little Do They Know. How (Not) to Theorise Religion and International Relations

Less theology and more religious sociology along with the study of political theory would contribute a more nuanced understanding of ‘Nations under God’.

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