Religion and Politics in the International System Today by Eric O. Hanson

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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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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 and The Catholic Church in World Politics (Princeton University Press).
Published January 23, 2006 by Cambridge University Press. 350 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Hanson argues that the influence of religion on global politics is growing and that, although extremist religious movements offer a disturbing glimpse of religion's potent impact, moderate communities of believers are creating new patterns of politics.

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