Post Tagged with: "religion"

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.

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.

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