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Scriptures, shrines, scapegoats, and world politics : religious sources of conflict and cooperation in the modern era / Zeev Maoz and Errol A. Henderson.

Author/Creator:
Maoz, Zeev, author.
Publication:
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Religion and international relations.
Religion and politics.
World politics.
Summary:
"The effect of religious factors on politics has been a key issue since the end of the Cold War and the subsequent rise of religious terrorism. However, the systematic investigations of these topics have focused primarily on the effects of religion on domestic and international conflict. Scriptures, Shrines, Scapegoats, and World Politics offers a comprehensive evaluation of the role of religion in international relations, broadening the scope of investigation to such topics as the relationship between religion and cooperation, religion and conflict, and the relationship between religion and the quality of life. Religion is often manipulated by political elites to advance their principal goal of political survival. Zeev Maoz and Errol A. Henderson find that no specific religion is either consistently more bellicose or consistently more cooperative than other religions. However, religious similarity between states tends to reduce the propensity of conflict and increase the opportunity for security cooperation. The authors find a significant relationship between secularism and human security"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Religion and world politics
theory and evidence
Scholarship on religion and world politics : a critical review of the literature
Religion and world politics : an integrated theoretical perspective
The religious landscape of the world 1945-2010
Religion and international conflict
Religion and international cooperation
Religion and civil war
Religion and quality of life
Conclusion: The complex role of religion in world politics.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Henderson, Errol Anthony, author.
Other format:
Online version: Maoz, Zeev. Scriptures, shrines, scapegoats, and world politics
ISBN:
9780472131747
0472131745
9780472901234
9780472126439
OCLC:
1107359117
Publisher Number:
99984383069
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