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The Routledge Handbook to Religion and Political Parties

Edited by: Jeffrey Haynes

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138500464
eBook ISBN: 9781351012478
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351012478
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Book description

As religion and politics become ever more intertwined, relationships between religion and political parties are of increasing global political significance. This handbook responds to that development, providing important results of current research involving religion and politics, focusing on: democratisation, democracy, party platform formation, party moderation and secularisation, social constituency representation and interest articulation.

Covering core issues, new debates, and country case studies, the handbook provides a comprehensive overview of fundamentals and new directions in the subject. Adopting a comparative approach, it examines the relationships between religion and political parties in a variety of contexts, regions and countries with a focus on Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism. Contributions cover such topics as:

  • religion, secularisation and modernisation;
  • religious fundamentalism and terrorism;
  • the role of religion in conflict resolution and peacebuilding;
  • religion and its connection to state, democratisation and democracy; and
  • regional case studies covering Asia, the Americas, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa.

This comprehensive handbook provides crucial information for students, researchers and professionals researching the topics of politics, religion, comparative politics, secularism, religious movements, political parties and interest groups, and religion and sociology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The next Middle Ages Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Religion, state and nation Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Religion and society Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Religion, modernisation and secularisation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Religious fundamentalism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Religion, democratisation and democracy Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Religion and party platform formation Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Religion, social constituency representation and interest articulation Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The politics of being Muslim and female Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Religious violence and political parties Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Conflict resolution and peacebuilding Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Religious violence and political agenda setting in post-colonial South Asian states Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Political parties and religion in Myanmar Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Religious political parties in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Religion and political parties in America Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Religion and political parties in Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Religion and political parties in Mexico Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Germany Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Religion and political parties Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Religion and political parties in Poland Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Old and new alliances Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Religion and political parties in Zambia Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Religions and political parties in Senegal (1980–2018) Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Nigeria Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Israel Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Religion and politics in Palestine Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Islam and factional politics in Iran Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Religion and political parties in Tunisia Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Moroccan constitutional reform and Islamism(s) Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Egypt  Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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