The politics of secularism in international relations

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Conflicts involving religion have returned to the forefront of international relations. And yet political scientists and policymakers have continued to assume that religion has long been privatized in the West. This secularist assumption ignores the contestation surrounding the category of the "secular" in international politics. "The Politics of Secularism in International Relations" shows why this thinking is flawed, and provides a powerful alternative. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd argues that secularist divisions between religion and politics are not fixed, as commonly assumed, but socially and historically constructed.Examining the philosophical and historical legacy of the secularist traditions that shape European and American approaches to global politics, she shows why this matters for contemporary international relations, and in particular for two critical relationships: the United States and Iran, and the European Union and Turkey. "The Politics of Secularism in International Relations" develops a new approach to religion and international relations that challenges realist, liberal, and constructivist assumptions that religion has been excluded from politics in the West. The first book to consider secularism as a form of political authority in its own right, it describes two forms of secularism and their far-reaching global consequences.

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  • Acknowledgments xi CHAPTER ONE: Introduction 1 CHAPTER TWO: Varieties of Secularism 23 CHAPTER THREE: Secularism and Islam 46 CHAPTER FOUR: Contested Secularisms in Turkey and Iran 65 CHAPTER FIVE: The European Union and Turkey 84 CHAPTER SIX: The United States and Iran 102 CHAPTER SEVEN: Political Islam 116 CHAPTER EIGHT: Religious Resurgence 134 CHAPTER NINE: Conclusion 147 Notes 155 Select Bibliography 213 Index 237

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書名 The politics of secularism in international relations
著作者等 Hurd Elizabeth Shakman
シリーズ名 Princeton studies in international history and politics
出版元 Princeton University Press
刊行年月 c2008
ページ数 xiii, 247 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780691134666
NCID BA84241910
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国