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An Introduction to Religion and Politics : Theory and Practice.

By: Fox, Jonathan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics Ser: Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (282 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351729178.Subject(s): Religion and politicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: An Introduction to Religion and Politics : Theory and PracticeDDC classification: 322/.1 Online resources: Click here to view book
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Dedication -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of tables and figure -- 1 Introduction -- Approaches to the study of religion and politics -- A social science approach to religion -- The religion and state dataset -- Religious discrimination vs. religious freedom -- A note on methodology and citations -- Conclusions -- Notes -- 2 Secularization and functionalism: predictions of religion's decline and irrelevance -- Classic secularization theory -- Religion's resurgence? -- The evolution of secularization theory -- Moving past secularization theory -- Functionalism -- Critiques of functionalism -- Religion as a tool vs. as an independent force in political science theory -- The doctrine of religion's irrelevance -- Secularization, functionalism, religion, and political science theory -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 3 Religious identity -- Is religious identity unique? -- The origins of religious identity in politics -- Religious identity and tolerance -- Religious identity and democracy -- Religious identity and conflict -- Political opinions, voting, and beyond -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 4 Religious worldviews, beliefs, doctrines, and theologies -- Religion as a basis for understanding the world -- Religious rules and standards of behavior -- Political manifestations of religious worldviews, beliefs, and ideologies -- Religious actors -- Belief vs. identity -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 5 Religious legitimacy -- Religion as a justification for anything -- The evolving role of religious legitimacy in government -- The political uses of religious legitimacy -- The limits of religious legitimacy -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 6 Religious institutions and political mobilization.
Religious institutions and political resource mobilization -- Religion and the "free rider" problem -- The downside of religious-based mobilization -- When do religious institutions mobilize? -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 7 Rational religion -- Functionalism and rational choice -- The supply side theory -- Religious liberty and rational calculation -- The interests of religious institutions -- Rational actor theories in perspective -- Religion and the economy -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 8 Religious fundamentalism -- What is fundamentalism? -- Why is fundamentalism politically relevant? -- Radicals, extremists, and deviants? -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 9 Religion and conflict -- Religious worldviews, beliefs, doctrines, and ideologies -- Religious legitimacy -- Religious institutions -- Fundamentalists and violent conflict -- Religious terror -- Messianic violence -- Recruitment -- Are religious conflicts different? -- Religion and peace -- It is not just religion -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 10 Government religion policy 1: official policies and supporting religion -- What is government policy? -- Official policy -- Motivations for supporting religion -- Types of support for religion -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 11 Government religion policy 2: restrictions, regulation, control and discrimination -- Regulation, restriction, and control -- Religious discrimination in theory -- Religious discrimination in practice -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 12 Political secularism -- What do "secular" and "secularism" mean? -- Defining political secularism -- Families of political secular ideologies -- Secular-religious competition.
A complex competition -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 13 Religious freedom -- Official religious freedom -- The multiple meanings of religious freedom -- The complexity of religious freedom -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 14 Religion in international relations -- Secularization, and ignoring religion -- Religious identity -- Religious legitimacy -- Religious institutions and mobilization -- Transnational religious institutions and other religious actors -- Transnational religious issues and phenomena -- Faith-based diplomacy -- Religious worldviews, ideologies, and beliefs -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 15 Conclusions -- Linking theory and practice -- A theoretical framework to comprehend religion and politics -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Dedication -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of tables and figure -- 1 Introduction -- Approaches to the study of religion and politics -- A social science approach to religion -- The religion and state dataset -- Religious discrimination vs. religious freedom -- A note on methodology and citations -- Conclusions -- Notes -- 2 Secularization and functionalism: predictions of religion's decline and irrelevance -- Classic secularization theory -- Religion's resurgence? -- The evolution of secularization theory -- Moving past secularization theory -- Functionalism -- Critiques of functionalism -- Religion as a tool vs. as an independent force in political science theory -- The doctrine of religion's irrelevance -- Secularization, functionalism, religion, and political science theory -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 3 Religious identity -- Is religious identity unique? -- The origins of religious identity in politics -- Religious identity and tolerance -- Religious identity and democracy -- Religious identity and conflict -- Political opinions, voting, and beyond -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 4 Religious worldviews, beliefs, doctrines, and theologies -- Religion as a basis for understanding the world -- Religious rules and standards of behavior -- Political manifestations of religious worldviews, beliefs, and ideologies -- Religious actors -- Belief vs. identity -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 5 Religious legitimacy -- Religion as a justification for anything -- The evolving role of religious legitimacy in government -- The political uses of religious legitimacy -- The limits of religious legitimacy -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 6 Religious institutions and political mobilization.

Religious institutions and political resource mobilization -- Religion and the "free rider" problem -- The downside of religious-based mobilization -- When do religious institutions mobilize? -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 7 Rational religion -- Functionalism and rational choice -- The supply side theory -- Religious liberty and rational calculation -- The interests of religious institutions -- Rational actor theories in perspective -- Religion and the economy -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 8 Religious fundamentalism -- What is fundamentalism? -- Why is fundamentalism politically relevant? -- Radicals, extremists, and deviants? -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 9 Religion and conflict -- Religious worldviews, beliefs, doctrines, and ideologies -- Religious legitimacy -- Religious institutions -- Fundamentalists and violent conflict -- Religious terror -- Messianic violence -- Recruitment -- Are religious conflicts different? -- Religion and peace -- It is not just religion -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 10 Government religion policy 1: official policies and supporting religion -- What is government policy? -- Official policy -- Motivations for supporting religion -- Types of support for religion -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 11 Government religion policy 2: restrictions, regulation, control and discrimination -- Regulation, restriction, and control -- Religious discrimination in theory -- Religious discrimination in practice -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 12 Political secularism -- What do "secular" and "secularism" mean? -- Defining political secularism -- Families of political secular ideologies -- Secular-religious competition.

A complex competition -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 13 Religious freedom -- Official religious freedom -- The multiple meanings of religious freedom -- The complexity of religious freedom -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 14 Religion in international relations -- Secularization, and ignoring religion -- Religious identity -- Religious legitimacy -- Religious institutions and mobilization -- Transnational religious institutions and other religious actors -- Transnational religious issues and phenomena -- Faith-based diplomacy -- Religious worldviews, ideologies, and beliefs -- Conclusions -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Further reading -- 15 Conclusions -- Linking theory and practice -- A theoretical framework to comprehend religion and politics -- Bibliography -- Index.

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<p> Jonathan Fox is the Yehuda Avner Professor of Religion and Politics in the Political Studies Department at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, the director of the Religion and State Project, and the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Religion and International Relations section of the International Studies Organization (ISA). He has published extensively on religion and politics.</p>

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