Religion and Politics in the International System Today

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 16, 2006 - Political Science - 345 pages
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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 also rapidly integrating. Eric Hanson constructs the new global paradigm by explaining the roles of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Maoist Marxism in world politics.
 

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Contents

The View from Silicon Valley
1
A New Paradigm for World Politics?
17
A Political Perspective on Religion and Politics
47
A Religious Perspective on Religion and Politics
70
The Religions of the Book Meditative Experience and Public Life
92
The West Christianity Secularization and Immigration
123
East Asia Modernization and Ideology
164
South and Central Asia The Legacies of Gandhi and Khomeini and the Bomb
198
The Middle East and North Africa Jewish and Islamic Politics
228
Latin America Indigenous Religions Christianity and Globalization
260
Religion and Politics for the Next Millennium
295
Thirty Years of Nobel Peace Prizes 19752004
325
Paradigm Chart and Category Questions
327
Index
331
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Eric O. Hanson is Patrick A. Donohoe S.J. Professor of Political Science at Santa Clara University. He studied in East Asia for five years, including graduate work at National Taiwan University, before receiving his doctorate from Stanford University. He has been a fellow at the Stanford University Center for International Security and Arms Control. He is the author of Catholic Politics in China and Korea (1980) and The Catholic Church in World Politics (1990).

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