Religion, Media and Security
In 2004 Robert A. Seiple and Dennis R. Hoover’s edited volume Religion & Security: The New Nexus in International Relations accurately identiﬁed the key issue facing international relations scholars in the early twenty-ﬁrst century. Throughout much of the twentieth century political scientists and international relations scholars treated religion as irrelevant to understanding the discipline. Along with other social scientists, international relations scholars bought into the secularization thesis, which placed religion ﬁrmly in the private sphere and stated that religion would diminish in importance as higher levels of education and prosperity undermined dependency on the transcendent.
Citation : Marsden, L. & Savigny, H., (2012) ‘Religion, Media and Security’ In: Hoover, D., Seiple, C & Otis, P. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Religion and International Security Routledge pp204-12
ISBN : 9781136239328
Research Institute : Media and Communication Research Centre (MCRC)
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