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    DescriptionThe current global resurgence of religion is more wide ranging than a clash of civilizations driven by religious extremism, terrorism, or fundamentalism. This global cultural and religious shift is challenging our interpretation of the modern world--what it means to be modern--as a variety of social and religious groups struggle to find alternative paths to modernity. This book examines what this means for the key concepts and theories of international relations--international conflict and cooperation, diplomacy, the promotion of civil society, democracy, nation-building, and economic development-and how it is transforming them. The book serves as a guide for what it means to take cultural and religious pluralism seriously in the twenty-first century.


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    Title
    The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Transformation of International Relations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Scott Thomas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781403961570
    ISBN 10: 1403961573
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPS, JPA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15400
    BIC subject category V2: HR
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Ingram Subject Code: RF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Libri: I-RF
    BISAC V2.8: SOC039000, POL011000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 201.727, 201/.727
    BISAC V2.8: REL006000, REL084000
    LC classification: BL65.I55 T46 2005, BL65.I55 T
    Thema V1.0: QR, QRVC, JPS, JPA, JBSR
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    03 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Gordonsville
    Author Information
    Scott M. Thomas is a lecturer in international relations and the politics of developing countries in the Department of Economics and International Development in the University of Bath, England. He is the author of "The Diplomacy of Liberation" (1995) and has published chapters on religion and international relations in over ten books and in various journals, including "Millennium, International Affairs," and the "SAIS Review."
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    "Here undoubtedly is a book that is both helpful and insightful for those of us who feel there has got to be a better way to promote global security and global welfare," --from the foreword by Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Nobel Peace Laureate "Scott Thomas' work should be read not only by scholars interested in international relations and development, but also by leaders in civil society - in the NGO's, in the corporations, and in the churches. We neglect religious factors in contemporary history to our great peril. One may quibble with his treatment of certain theorists of "modernity," but he sees key global trends clearly, and argues artfully for policies could correct today's intellectual and moral blinders." --Max L. Stackhouse, Rimmer and Ruth DeVries Professor of Theology and Public Life, Princeton Theological Seminary, Author/editor of the series, "God and Globalization" "Post Cold War and post 9/11 politics have witnessed the global resurgence of religion, nationalism and ethnic identity and underscored the failure of international relations theory to anticipate and adequately address the role of religion and culture. Scott Thomas' "The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Transformation of International Relations" is a powerful corrective, demonstrating how and why religion and culture are significant forces world politics that have transformed our understanding of IR theory." --John L. Esposito, University Professor, Georgetown University and author of "Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam" ""The Global Resurgence of Religion "is a vital topic on which mainstream international relations research has been oddly silent. In clear and measured prose Scott Thomas explicates the reason for our intellectual failures and develops an original, eclectic perspective that gives new relevance to the constructivist turn in international relations theory. More importantly, Thomas succeeds in illustrating empirical
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    "Here undoubtedly is a book that is both helpful and insightful for those of us who feel there has got to be a better way to promote global security and global welfare," --from the foreword by Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Nobel Peace Laureate "Scott Thomas' work should be read not only by scholars interested in international relations and development, but also by leaders in civil society - in the NGO's, in the corporations, and in the churches. We neglect religious factors in contemporary history to our great peril. One may quibble with his treatment of certain theorists of "modernity," but he sees key global trends clearly, and argues artfully for policies could correct today's intellectual and moral blinders." --Max L. Stackhouse, Rimmer and Ruth DeVries Professor of Theology and Public Life, Princeton Theological Seminary, Author/editor of the series, God and Globalization "Post Cold War and post 9/11 politics have witnessed the global resurgence of religion, nationalism and ethnic identity and underscored the failure of international relations theory to anticipate and adequately address the role of religion and culture. Scott Thomas' "The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Transformation of International Relations" is a powerful corrective, demonstrating how and why religion and culture are significant forces world politics that have transformed our understanding of IR theory." --John L. Esposito, University Professor, Georgetown University and author of "Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam" ""The Global Resurgence of Religion "is a vital topic on which mainstream international relations research has been oddly silent. In clear and measured prose Scott Thomas explicates the reason for our intellectual failures and develops an original, eclectic perspective that gives new relevance to the constructivist turn in international relations theory. More importantly, Thomas succeeds in illustrating empirically how and why religion matters in world politics. For those interested in regaining their voice on a crucial topic in world politics this book is essential reading." --Peter J. Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter Professor, Jr. of International Studies, Cornell University "To the surprise of most academics and many politicians, religion has become one of the most dynamic forces in 21st century world politics. Scott Thomas's insightful analysis of this phenomenon fills a gaping hole in international relations theory and should help policy-makers and thoughtful citizens alike think more clearly about the ways in which profound religious and moral convictions can help build a measure of order in world affairs." --George Weigel, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center