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Politics in a religious world : building a religiously literate U.S. foreign policy

Author: Eric Patterson
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2011.
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Politics in a Religious World examines why US diplomacy often misunderstands, if not ignores, the role of religion in international conflicts. After the Cold War, it became evident that religion was a key factor in many conflicts, including Bosnia, Rwanda, and Afghanistan. However, the US failed to correctly appreciate this role, for example predicting the failure of the Iranian theocrats in 1979. Today, most of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Patterson, Eric, 1971-
Politics in a religious world.
New York : Continuum, ©2011
(DLC) 2011018855
(OCoLC)723142633
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Patterson
ISBN: 9781441189707 144118970X 1283307847 9781283307840
OCLC Number: 761955977
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 164 pages)
Contents: Preface --
Politics in a religious world --
International relations' next great debate: bringing religion in --
The failings of secularist foreign policy approaches --
New opportunities for liberalism and realism --
The religious dynamics of war and peace --
Enhancing U.S. foreign policy with religious literacy --
Liberty, democracy, and development --
America's comparative advantage: religious capital.
Responsibility: by Eric Patterson.

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Discusses the lack of religious understanding in US foreign policy, examining why the US chooses to avoid the religious aspects of international affairs. This title examines why US diplomacy often  Read more...

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