Ethnoreligious Conflict in the Late 20th Century: A General Theory

Ethnoreligious Conflict in the Late 20th Century: A General Theory

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by Jonathan Fox
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739104187

ISBN-13: 9780739104187

Pub. Date: 10/11/2002

Publisher: Lexington Books

Jonathan Fox's new work provides the first systematic, empirical study of the role that religion plays in ethnic violence. Ethnoreligious Conflict in the Late Twentieth Century critiques the existing literature on religion and ethnic conflict, then presents and analyzes original quantitative data gathered from a variety of sources. Fox draws upon the Minorities at

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Jonathan Fox's new work provides the first systematic, empirical study of the role that religion plays in ethnic violence. Ethnoreligious Conflict in the Late Twentieth Century critiques the existing literature on religion and ethnic conflict, then presents and analyzes original quantitative data gathered from a variety of sources. Fox draws upon the Minorities at Risk model of ethnic conflict to develop and test a dynamic and comprehensive theory of religion and conflict. He applies this theory to resurgent conflicts between ethnic groups of different religions—from the Iranian revolution and the Afghan struggle against the Soviets in the 1980s to the ongoing Middle East conflict—to pinpoint the ways in which religion has become intertwined in, and lent legitimacy to, conflicts in the contemporary world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739104187
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
10/11/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Defining Religion's Role in Society Chapter 3 Religion in a Modern and Secular World Chapter 4 Is Religion the Symptom or the Disease? Chapter 5 Previous Approaches to the Study of Religion and Conflict Chapter 6 A More Comprehensive Theory of Religion and Conflict Chapter 7 The Role of Religion in Ethnoreligious Conflict Chapter 8 Some Implications and Clarifications

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Ethnoreligious Conflict in the Late 20th Century: A General Theory 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 0 reviews.
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This book accoplishes a lot. The book includes an intelligent critique of the existing theories of religion and conflict and builds a superior model. It then examines this model using a wealth of information on ethnic conflict. Thus, the book adds to our theoretical and practical knowledge of the link between religion and conflict. It is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and conflict.