|Reli, Ethic, World Aff - 36605 - GOVT 313 - 01|
Recent decades have seen a resurgence of religion in world politics. With the end of the Cold War, the attacks of September 11 and the acceleration of globalization, issues with a religious and ethical dimension have moved up the national and international agenda. Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; the Arab Spring; the rise of religious movements with a political agenda in Egypt, India and the US; the explosive success and territorial gains of the Islamic State; immigration to Europe; refugee status in the U.S., and “culture wars” in the United States– these are only some of the issues and areas in which religion plays a key role. Among the topics we shall examine this semester are: Secularization theory and the persistence of religion; religion and violence; nonviolence, just war and peacemaking; globalization and transnationalism; global human development; migration and refugee flows; religious freedom and human rights; forgiveness and reconciliation; religious institutions and leaders in international politics, and religion and U.S. foreign policy. This class is the capstone course for the REWA minor and limited to juniors and seniors.
Associated Term: Spring 2020
Registration Dates: Nov 04, 2019 to Jan 17, 2020
Attributes: SFS/CULP Social Science, SFS/IPOL International Law, SFS/IPOL Foreign Policy, SFS/RCST Theory and Methods, X-List: CATH, Core: Theology
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