Book review essay.
Perspectives on Politics, 2021
Finding Faith in Foreign Policy: Religion and American Diplomacy in a Postsecular World. By Gregorio Bettiza. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 336p. $78.00 cloth.
Religious Freedom in Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today. By Daniel Philpott. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 328p. $36.95 cloth.
Alexandra Domike Blackman, Cornell University
"Finding Faith in Foreign Policy broadens our understanding of the relationship between religion and politics."
"Bettiza’s book opens up several exciting areas for future research."
"With great clarity, Bettiza traces how religion has become an organized component of the US foreign policy bureaucracy since the end of the Cold War."
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A Secular Age Beyond the West: Religion, Law and the State in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, 2021
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2nd Global Summit on Religion Peace and Security, United Nations, Geneva, 2019
The Review of Faith and International Affairs, 2019
Finding Faith in Foreign Policy: Religion and American Diplomacy in a Postsecular World, Oxford University Press, 2019
ISIS’s Clash of Civilizations: Constructing the “West” in Terrorist Propaganda, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 2019
US Foreign Policymakers Understanding and Engagement with Religion, Council on Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament (CCADD), 2018
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