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Global Religions and International Relations: A Diplomatic Perspective, by P. Ferrara

With a religious re-emergence in international relations, this book provides an introduction to the role religions play within the global political arena. Culled from theoretical, practical, and real-world experiences, Ferrara explains the role religion now plays in global affairs on diplomatic and political levels
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Series Editors' Introduction -- Introduction -- A diplomatic journey -- A methodological overview -- Integrating religion in international relations? -- Religions and violence: myths and reality -- The role of religions in conflict prevention and resolution -- Non-state transnational religious actors -- Book structure -- Part I A Theoretical Overview -- 1 Religion and World Politics -- Religions and inter-state relations -- Religions and internationalism -- Religions and transnationalism -- Religions and globalism -- 2 Religions and Global Governance -- Polity -- Politics -- Policy -- Secularization and governance -- Part II Issues and Applications -- 3 Islam between National and International Politics -- Geopolitics and identity -- Political transitions in the Arab-Islamic world -- Politics and religion in Pakistan: international and transnational dimensions -- The international context -- The analytical context: transnational religions -- Religions and "soft power" -- Transnational Islam: Pakistan as a case-study -- 4 The Catholic Church and the Global Shift of Power -- Interpreting globalization. Between Augustine and Thomas Aquinas -- The Church and the "New World" -- 5 Religious Freedom in the International Practice -- Reciprocity? -- Reporting on religious freedom: credibility and legitimacy -- Standards, actors, legitimacy and policy -- Current practices -- Italian foreign policy and religious freedom -- A case study: the Italian "Observatory on Religious Freedom" -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2014.
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (140 pages).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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