Research Projects and Agenda

Gregorio Bettiza’s research projects and publications can be organized in three broad on-going research agendas: (i) Religion, States and Power in Global Politics; (ii) Ideology and International Order; and (iii) Sociology, Theory, and Pedagogy of International Relations (IR)

Research Projects

Religion, States and Power in Global Politics

Although the role of religion in foreign policy and global politics is subject to increasing scholarly attention – a theme that Bettiza explored in his first monograph – the relationship between the sacred and state power in international relations remains under-theorized.

Ideology and International Order

Bettiza is developing a second research agenda that connects his interests in religion and civilizations, to wider debates about ideology, illiberalism, and the changing character of international order.