Fundamentalism in the Modern World Vol 1: Fundamentalism, Politics and History: The State, Globalisation and Political Ideologies

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Ulrika Martensson, Jennifer Bailey
I.B.Tauris, Aug 15, 2011 - Political Science - 320 pages
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How does religious fundamentalism operate in modern global society? This book is the first in a two-volume set that analyzes the dynamics of fundamentalism and its relationship to the modern state, the public sphere and globalization. In this first volume, fundamentalism is approached from the perspective of state and community building, ideology and practices within the context of global society, and the ways in which fundamentalism is intertwined with issues of politics, state power, democracy, globalization, political activism and political ideology. Expert scholars in the field address specific contemporary and past fundamentalist movements that have emerged from within mainstream Islam, Christianity, Baha’ism, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism. This is an important study of an increasingly significant and controversial aspect of modern society, and will be essential reading in the fields of Religion, Politics and International Relations.

 

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Ulrika Martensson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. Priscilla Ringrose is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. Jennifer Bailey is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. Asbjorn Dyrendal is Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

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