Author profile: Jodok Troy

Jodok Troy is a project leader and lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His most recent publications on this topic include Christian Approaches to International Affairs (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2012) and (with Alan Chong) “A Universal Sacred Mission and the Universal Secular Organisation: The Holy See and the United Nations,” Politics, Religion, and Ideology 12, no. 3 (2011). For more information see

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

Jodok Troy • Sep 11 2015 • Articles

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

Review – Vatican Diplomacy at the United Nations

Jodok Troy • Dec 5 2013 • Features

Melnyk’s deep knowledge of the issue traces the aspirations of the Holy See at the United Nations to its theological roots, which want the Holy See to be a voice for the defense of human dignity.

Invisible Legions: The Pope and International Relations

Jodok Troy • Apr 10 2013 • Articles

The election of Pope Francis is obviously significant for millions of Roman Catholics all over the world, but its importance for international relations is not immediately apparent.

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