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Author Maoz, Zeev, author.

Title Scriptures, shrines, scapegoats, and world politics : religious sources of conflict and cooperation in the modern era / Zeev Maoz and Errol A. Henderson
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2020
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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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Religion and international relations.
Religion and politics.
World politics.
Religion and international relations.
Religion and politics.
Form Electronic book
Author Henderson, Errol Anthony, author.
LC no. 2019052072
ISBN 0472126431