Review: Religion, Conflict and Military Intervention.

Review: Religion, Conflict and Military Intervention.

Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 39:3, (2011)


Book Review: Rosemary Durward and Lee Marsden (eds), Religion Conflict and Military Intervention 
(Farnham: Ashgate, 2009, 198 pp., £55.00)

Scholarship on religion has grown exponentially in the field of International Relations (IR) in the past decade. Within this flourishing debate, scholars have tended overwhelm- ingly to address broad theoretical questions. As a result, the paucity of empirically grounded research and middle-level theorising is increasingly felt. That religion is important and that IR theory needs to account for its influence appears increasingly obvi- ous to many. How and when religion is important and how and when IR should account for its influence is, however, clear to few. The edited collection by Rosemary Durward and Lee Marsden is a good step in redressing this neglect...

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