Finding Faith in Foreign Policy: Religion and American Diplomacy in a Postsecular World (Gregorio Bettiza)Gregorio Bettiza (2019): Finding Faith in Foreign Policy: Religion and American Diplomacy in a Postsecular World. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


International Studies Review, Volume 25, Issue 2Gregorio Bettiza, Derek Bolton und David Lewis (2023): "Civilizationism and the Ideological Contestation of the Liberal International Order," International Studies Review, 25 (2), viad006.

The Review of Faith & International AffairsGregorio Bettiza (2021): "An Encounter in Three Phases with an Intellectual Giant," The Review of Faith & International Affairs, 19(4), 10-13.

International TheoryGregorio Bettiza and Stephane J. Baele (2021): "‘Turning’ everywhere in IR: on the sociological underpinnings of the field's proliferating turns," International Theory, 13(2), 314-340.

Journal of Global Security StudiesGregorio Bettiza and David Lewis (2020): "Authoritarian Powers and Norm Contestation in the Liberal International Order: Theorizing the Power Politics of Ideas and Identity," Journal of Global Security Studies, 5 (4), 559–577.

International Studies PerspectivesGregorio Bettiza, Deina Abdelkader, David T Buckley, Jocelyne Cesari, Jeffrey Haynes, Nukhet Sandal and Giorgio Shani (2019): "Conclusion: Five Challenges to Teaching Religion and International Relations," International Studies Perspectives, 20 (4).

Studies in Conflict & TerrorismGregorio Bettiza, Stephane J. Baele, Katharine A. Boyd and Travis G. Coan (2019): "ISIS’s Clash of Civilizations: Constructing the “West” in Terrorist Propaganda," Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 44 (11), 887-919.

PoliticsGregorio Bettiza and Stephane J. Baele (2017): "What do academic metrics do to political scientists? Theorizing their roots, locating their effects," Politics, 37(4), 445–469.

European Journal of International RelationsGregorio Bettiza and Filippo Dionigi (2015): "How do religious norms diffuse? Institutional translation and international change in a post-secular world society," European Journal of International Relations, 21(3), 621–646.

Review of International Studies, 41(4)Gregorio Bettiza (2014): "Constructing civilisations: Embedding and reproducing the ‘Muslim world’ in American foreign policy practices and institutions since 9/11," Review of International Studies, 41(4), 575 - 600.

International Studies ReviewGregorio Bettiza (2014): "Civilizational Analysis in International Relations: Mapping the Field and Advancing a ‘Civilizational Politics’ Line of Research," International Studies Review, 16(1), 1–28.

International Politics Reviews, 1(1)Gregorio Bettiza (2013): "Religion and American Foreign Policy in the Context of the Postsecular Turn in World Politics and the Social Sciences," International Politics Reviews, 1(1), 11–26.


The Routledge Handbook of Ideology and International RelationsGregorio Bettiza (2022): "Ideological Religion in World Politics," In Jonathan Leader Maynard and Mark L. Haas (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Ideology and International Relations. London: Routledge.

Gregorio Bettiza (2021): "Religion and International Relations (2nd ed.)," Oxford Bibliographies.

Gregorio Bettiza (2016): "Religion and International Relations," Oxford Bibliographies.

Global Secularisms in a Post-Secular AgeGregorio Bettiza (2015): "Post-secular Expertise and American Foreign Policy," in Michael Rectenwald, Rochelle Almeida, and George Levine (eds.), Global Secularisms in a Post-Secular Age. Berlin, München, Boston: De Gruyter, 235-258.

Online Articles

Gregorio Bettiza (2021): "To 'ism' or not to 'ism'?" H-Diplo: Roundtable on Teaching IR’s Paradigms .

Gregorio Bettiza (2021): "International Religious Freedom’s Christian 'Soft Spot': Causes, Consequences, and Solutions," Berkley Forum: Recommendations for the Incoming Biden Administration.

Gregorio Bettiza (2020): "Has the Clash of Civilizations Thesis Influenced America’s War on Terror?" Imperial & Global Forum.

Gregorio Bettiza (2020): "The pandemic and the end of the liberal world order as we knew it,"

Gregorio Bettiza (2020): "Pandemipolitics and the (Potential) Unmaking of the Liberal World Order," .

Gregorio Bettiza (2019): "Why does the United States have a Christian ‘Soft Spot’ and what to do about it?" LSE Blog: Religion and Global Society.

Gregorio Bettiza and Fabio Petito (2018): "Why (Clash of) Civilizations Discourses Just Won’t Go Away? Understanding the Civilizational Politics of Our Times," E-IR.

Gregorio Bettiza (2015): "Should the United States attempt to reform Islam?" The Foreign Policy Centre.

Gregorio Bettiza (2014): "'After the Shipwreck': Interpreting religion in international relations," The Immanent Frame.

Gregorio Bettiza (2013): "From Berlusconismo to Grillismo? The irony and tragedy of Italian politics," Asharq Al-Awsat.

Gregorio Bettiza and Emiliano Alessandri (2013): "Four Scenarios for Transatlantic Relations in Obama’s Second Term," LSE IDEAS Transatlantia Blog and Aspenia Online.

Gregorio Bettiza and Emiliano Alessandri (2012): "Debating Decline, Sidelining Foreign Policy," LSE IDEAS Transatlantia Blog and Aspenia Online.

Gregorio Bettiza and Emiliano Alessandri (2012): "American Elections at a Time of Crisis: The Risks of Introspection," LSE IDEAS Transatlantia Blog; The German Marshall Fund of the United States; and Il Sole 24 Ore/Aspenia Online.

Gregorio Bettiza (2011): "10 Myths about the Arab Spring: A Secular Uprising?" The Majalla Magazine.

Gregorio Bettiza (2011): "The Arab Spring: No Prediction Failure but a Lack of Sound Policy Analysis," Aspenia Online.

Gregorio Bettiza (2010): "Tea Time in Washington: The Tea Party in International Perspective," LSE IDEAS Today, no. 6.

Gregorio Bettiza (2010): "Liberal Interventionism R.I.P." LSE IDEAS Transatlantia Blog.

Gregorio Bettiza (2010): "Obama’s Domestic Foreign Policy," Aspenia Online.

Gregorio Bettiza and Christopher Phillips (2010): "Obama’s Middle East Policy: Time to Decide," LSE IDEAS Special Report, no. 003.

Gregorio Bettiza (2010): "Britain: Undecided at Home, Uncertain Abroad," Aspenia Online.

Gregorio Bettiza (2010): "Drifting or Rifting? America and Europe in the Age of Obama," LSE IDEAS Today, no. 3.

Gregorio Bettiza (2010): "Sanctioning Iranian Narcissism: Or Why Iran is Not A Rogue State," The Majalla Magazine.

Gregorio Bettiza (2009): "A Trust Dilemma: Obama and Afghanistan," Aspenia Online and The Majalla Magazine.

Gregorio Bettiza (2009): "Whose Rise and Decline? The G20 and the Post-European Era," Aspenia Online.

Edited Journal Issues

International Studies PerspectivesGregorio Bettiza, D. Abdelkader, D. T. Buckley, J. Cesari, J. Haynes, N. Sandal and G. Shani (2019): "Forum: Teaching Religion and International Relations: Disciplinary, Pedagogical, and Personal Reflections," International Studies Perspectives, 20 (4), 301–343.

Book Reviews

Politics and ReligionGregorio Bettiza (2021): "Review: A Secular Age Beyond the West: Religion, Law and the State in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa," A Secular Age Beyond the West: Religion, Law and the State in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Edited by Mirjam Künkler, John Madeley, and Shylashri Shankar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

The International SpectatorGregorio Bettiza (2010): "Book Review: Re-examining Soft Power in the Age of Obama," The International Spectator, 45(4). London, New York: Routledge, 104-106.

International Affairs Volume 86 Issue 6Gregorio Bettiza (2010): "Review: Political Islam Observed," International Affairs, 86(6), 1411–1476.

Millennium: Journal of International StudiesGregorio Bettiza (2009): "Book Review: Rosemary Durward and Lee Marsden (eds), Religion, Conflict and Military Intervention," Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 39(3). Farnham: Ashgate, 909–910.

Working Papers

Gregorio Bettiza (2020): "States, Religions, and Power: Highlighting the Role of Sacred Capital in World Politics," The Geopolitics of Religious Soft Power Project: The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University; The Brookings Institution.

Gregorio Bettiza (2014): "Empty Signifier in Practice: Interrogating the 'Civilizations' of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations," ReligioWest Working Paper, RSCAS 2014/95, EUI.

Gregorio Bettiza and Filippo Dionigi (2014): "Beyond Constructivism’s Liberal Bias: Islamic Norm Entrepreneurs in a Post-Secular World Society," EUI Working Paper MWP, 10.

Gregorio Bettiza (2013): "The Social and Material Construction of Civilizations in International Relations: the ‘Muslim World’ in American Foreign Policy after 9/11," EUI Working Paper MWP, 26.

Gregorio Bettiza and Christopher Phillips (2012): "Islam is in the Eye of the Beholder: Explaining the Variance in American and European Discourses and Practices towards 'Islam' and 'Muslims'," Unpublished paper.

Conference Reports

Gregorio Bettiza and Nicholas Kitchen (2011): "The Lessons of Northern Ireland (Guest-edited report)," LSE IDEAS Special Report, no. 009.

Research and Policy Papers

Gregorio Bettiza (with project team) (2008): "West Bank and Gaza Village and Neighbourhood Development Project: Project Appraisal Document," World Bank, Washington D.C./Jerusalem.

Gregorio Bettiza and Samia Al-Botmeh (2008): "Mainstreaming Youth in Community Development Projects in the Context of Conflict Affected Countries: The Case of West Bank and Gaza," Social Development Report, World Bank, Washington D.C./Jerusalem.

Gregorio Bettiza (with report team) (2007): "Youth an Undervalued Asset: Towards a New Agenda in the Middle East and North Africa," Economic and Sector Work, World Bank, Washington D.C./MENA.

Gregorio Bettiza (2007): "Local Development in West Bank and Gaza," Project Working Paper, World Bank, Washington D.C./Jerusalem.

Gregorio Bettiza (with report team) (2006): "Local Business, Local Peace: the Peace-building Potential of the Domestic Private Sector," International Alert, London.


Gregorio Bettiza (2012): "The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Desecularization of American Foreign Policy, 1990-2012," Ph.D. thesis submitted to the Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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