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Religion and Politics

John Madeley (ed) 
Ashgate (February 2003) 

Over the past twenty-five years the study of religion and politics - and especially of the impact of the first on the second - has witnessed a veritable renaissance. This volume brings together a wide and varied range of articles published over that period which illustrates and exemplifies a number of contrasting approaches to the study of the interrelations between these two. 

In terms of focus, Religion and Politics is restricted to questions of particular interest to empirically-minded political scientists with an interest in comparative politics, although it includes contributions from scholars of many disciplines specialising in widely-dispersed areas of the world and different time periods. It also broaches a number of normative of issues of continuing - even resurgent - significance. Substantively it is sub-divided into sections dealing with religion and regime; the politics of church-state relations; religion and electoral politics; and religion, public policy and the politics of identity. 


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