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Religion and politics in the international system today

Author: Eric O Hanson
Publisher: Cambridge [UK] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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This book proposes a post-Cold War paradigm based on the interaction between the contemporary globalization of the political, economic, military, and communication systems and the increasing role of religion in influencing global politics. Rapid technological advances have constantly recast politics, economics, armed conflict, and the media. These four systems are thus becoming not just more international, but are  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric O Hanson
ISBN: 0521852455 0521617812 9780521852456 9780521617819
OCLC Number: 58789444
Description: ix, 345 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the view from Silicon Valley --
Religion and politics in the new global paradigm --
A new paradigm for world politics? --
A political perspective on religion and politics --
A religious perspective on religion and politics --
The religions of the book, meditative experience, and public life --
Religion in contemporary world politics --
The west : Christianity, secularization, and immigration --
East Asia : modernization and ideology --
South and central Asia : the legacies of Gandhi and Khomeini and the bomb --
The Middle East and North Africa : Jewish and Islamic politics --
Latin America : indigenous religions, Christianity, and globalization --
Religion and politics for the next millennium --
Appendix I: Thirty years of Nobel Peace prize winners, 1975-2004 --
Appendix II: Paradigm chart and category questions.
Responsibility: Eric O. Hanson.
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