Religion, nationalism and transnationalism in the South Caucasus

Authored by: Ansgar Jödicke

Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138182509
eBook ISBN: 9781315646435
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315646435-34

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Abstract

Although nation states remain powerful actors, transnationalism is politically relevant and encompasses different forms like diasporas, transnational networks, or border crossing communities. This chapter analyses the entanglement of nationalism and transnationalism among religious groups. It demonstrates that a religious group’s nationalism depends a great deal on its transnational or global backdrop and that its transnational relations will modify the kind of nationalism it establishes. This chapter draws on case studies of religious groups under different national and transnational constellations in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

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