Religion, Globalization and Political Culture in the Third World

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Jeff Haynes
Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 15, 1999 - Political Science - 259 pages
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This unique focus on the relationship between religion and political culture in the Third World uses a comparative and thematic approach. Specific issues of religion-politics interaction in the Third World in recent times include: the rise of Islamic fundamentalist groups throughout the Middle East and otherparts of the Muslim world; the political effects of the decline of Catholicism and the rapid growth of Protestant evangical sects in Latin America; communcal conflict between Hindu nationalist groups, and the politicization of Buddhism in South East Asia. The common effect of such developments is to challenge existing forms of relationship between states and societies with religion used as a political resource.

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FARIBA ADELKHAH appointed Research Fellow at the Centre for International Studies and Research/National Foundation of Political Science, Paris NAZIH N. AYUBI Formerly Reader in Politics and Director of the Middle East Politics Programme, died suddenly in 1995 JEAN DAUDELIN Senior Project Officer at the Canadian Foundation for the Americas in Ottawa, Canada RIJK VAN DIJK Affiliated to the African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands W. W. HEWITT Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT Research Fellow at the Centre for International Studies and Research/National Foundation of Political Science, Paris R. WILLIAM LIDDLE Professor of Political Science at The Ohio State University DUNCAN MCCARGO Lecturer in Pacific Asian Politics, University of Leeds VICKY RANDALL Reader in Government, Essex University SCOTT THOMAS teaches in the Department of Economics and International Development, University of Bath