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Title Religion and soft power in the South Caucasus / edited by Ansgar Jödicke
Published London [England] ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (244 pages)
Series Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics
Routledge studies in religion and politics.
Contents Chapter Religion and soft power in the South Caucasus / ANSGAR JÖDICKE -- part Part I. The case of Georgia -- chapter 1 Turkish soft power politics in Georgia: making sense of political and cultural implications / VAHRAM TER-MATEVOSYAN -- chapter 2 Common faith in scrutiny: Orthodoxy as soft power in SALOME MINESASHVILI / Russia-Georgia relations -- chapter 3 Iran's soft power policy in Georgia MARIAM GABEDAVA AND KOBA TURMANIDZE -- part Part II. The case of Azerbaijan -- chapter 4 Iranian soft power in Azerbaijan: does religion matter? / ANAR VALIYEV -- chapter 5 Examining Salafism in Azerbaijan: transnational connections and local context / KAMAL GASIMOV -- chapter 6 Islam and Turkey's soft power in Azerbaijan: the Gülen movement / FUAD ALIYEV -- part Part III. The case of Armenia -- chapter 7 Religion as a factor in Kurdish identity discourse in Armenia and Turkey / LIA EVOYAN -- chapter 8 Iran's soft power policy in Armenia: cultural diplomacy and religion / TATEVIK MKRTCHYAN -- part Part IV. The EU-Russia framework -- chapter 9 Face to face with conservative religious values: assessing the EU's normative impact in the South Caucasus / EIKI BERG -- chapter 10 Russia as a counter-normative soft power: between ideology and policy / ANDREY MAKARYCHEV -- part Part V. Prospects -- chapter 11 Prospects for thinking about soft power beyond Joseph Nye / ANDREY MAKARYCHEV
Summary In the Caucasus region, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and their powerful neighbours Russia, Turkey, Iran and the EU negotiate their future policies and spheres of influence. This volume explores the role of religion in the South Caucasus to describe and explain how transnational religious relationships intermingle with transnational political relationships. The concept of 'soft power' is the heuristic starting point of this important investigation to define the importance of religion in the region. Drawing on a three-year project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the book brings together academics from the South Caucasus and across Europe to offer original empirical research and contributions from experienced researchers in political science, history and oriental studies. This book will be of interest to scholars in the fields of post-Soviet studies, international relations, religious studies and political science. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
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Subject Religion and politics -- Caucasus, South
Religion and politics.
Caucasus, South -- Religion
South Caucasus.
Form Electronic book
Author Jödicke, Ansgar, editor.
ISBN 1138634611