Pilgrimage, Politics, and International Relations Religious Semantics for World Politics

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-01-08
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Pilgrimage, Politics, and International Relations addresses issues of global politics, from cooperation to conflict, and shows how a religious metaphor, the pilgrim, can help us to rethink our concepts of self, agency, and community in a time of changing world order. Making a standout contribution to post-secular IR theory and drawing on constructivism and the English school, this book presents a novel take on the concept of pilgrimage to explore political, sociological, theological, and philosophical thinking.

Author Biography

Mariano Barbato teaches political science at the University of Passau, Germany, and is the founding director of the Center for European Studies and International Relations at Babes-Bolyai-University Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He holds doctorates in Political Science from the LMU Munich (DPhil.) and the University of Passau (DHabil.). He was Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and his recent articles on the role of religion in politics and international relations have been published in various journals, including Millennium, European Political Science Review, and Politics, Religion & Ideology.

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