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Module Reading List 2019/20

Religion, Politics and Society in the Modern World, 2019/20, Semester 1
Professor Sean McLoughlin
s.McLoughlin@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Jonathan Fox, An Introduction to Religion and Politics: Theory and Practice SECOND EDITION (London: Routledge, 2018) [note this second edition is required reading and replaces the first edition]  

PART 1 – THEORIES OF RELIGION, POLITICS AND SOCIETY

Week 1:  A Social Sciences Framework & Global Comparative Perspective

Essential Reading:

Jonathan Fox, An Introduction to Religion and Politics: Theory and Practice (2018), Introduction (1-6); Conclusions (206-210).  

Further Reading:

Beyer P, Religions in global society ISBN: 0415393191 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0415393183 (hardback : alk. paper); 0203087186 (e-book). 1st ed. London; New York: Routledge; 2006, Introduction.

Bruce S, Politics and religion. Cambridge: Polity; 2003. Chapters 1 & 7.

Davie G. The sociology of religion. London: Sage; 2007. Chapters 5, 9 & 10.

Fox J, Sandler S. Bringing religion into international relations ISBN: 140396551x. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan; 2004. Chapters 1 & 2, 4 & 5.

Haynes J. Religion in Third World politics ISBN: 1555874568 (alk. paper). Boulder, CO: L. Rienner; 1994. Introduction.

Haynes J. Introduction to international relations and religion. Harlow: Pearson; 2007. Chapter 1.

Haynes J, Routledge handbook of religion and politics ISBN: 9780415600293 (pbk.) : £29.99; 0415600294 (pbk.) : £29.99. London: Routledge; 2010. Chapter 1.

Nye M. Religion : the basics ISBN: 0415263794 (pbk); 0415263786. London: Routledge; 2003. Chapters 1 & 2.

Taylor, M.C. Critical terms for religious studies ISBN: 0226791572 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0226791564, Chicago: University of Chicago Press,1998. Chapters on Belief, Conflict, Liberation, Modernity, Territory etc.

Thomas S. The global resurgence of religion and the transformation of international relations : the struggle for the soul of the Twenty-first Century ISBN: 1403961573 (pbk.) : £18.99; 1403961123 (cased) : £55.00. Basingstoke; Palgrave Macmillan; 2005. Introduction & Chapter 1.

Week 2: Religion and Secularity and Multiple Modernities

Essential Reading:

Jonathan Fox, An introduction to religion and politics : theory and practice ISBN: 9780415676311 (hbk.) : £75.00; 0415676312 (hbk.) : £75.00; 9780415676328 (pbk.) : £22.99; 0415676320 (pbk.) : £22.99; 9780203094419 (ebk.); 0203094417 (ebk.) (2018), Chapter 2 (10-31) on Secularization; Chapter 12 (169-181) on Political Secularism.  

Further Reading:

Richard King, Orientalism and religion : postcolonial theory, India and "the mystic East" ISBN: 0415202582 (pbk ; cased) : No price; 0415202574 (1999), pp. 35-41, ‘Disciplining Religion’.

Bruce Lincoln, Holy terrors: thinking about religion after September 11 ISBN: 0226482030 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780226482033 (University of Chicago Press), Chapter 1.

Duncan Forrester, Theology and politics ISBN: 0631152830 (pbk ; cased) : £7.95; 0631152822 (1988), Chapter 1: Piety and Politics in the Ancient World.

Wald and Calhoun-Brown, Religion and politics in the United States ISBN: 9781442225541 (pbk.) : £37.95; 9781442225534 (hbk.) : £59.95; 9781442225558 (electronic) (2013)

Norris and Inglehart, ‘Uneven Secularization in the United States and Western Europe’, in Thomas Banchoff (ed) Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism (OUP, 2007) – accessible here: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/fs/pnorris/Acrobat/Norris%20and%20Inglehart%20Banchoff.pdf

Jose Casanova, ‘Secular, Secularizations, Secularisms’ - http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2007/10/25/secular-secularizations-secularisms/

Hugh Heclo, Religion and Public Policy: an Introduction, Journal of Policy History ISSN: 0898-0306 13.1 (2001) 1-18

https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_policy_history/v013/13.1heclo.html

Maria Pia Lara, The disclosure of politics : struggles over the semantics of secularization ISBN: 9780231162807 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780231535045 (e-book) (Columbia University Press, 2013), pp.1-4.

Talal Asad, ‘The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Category’ in Genealogies of religion : discipline and reasons of power in Christianity and Islam ISBN: 0801846323 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0801846315 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982) pp. 27-54 - available here: http://www.iupui.edu/~womrel/Rel433%20Readings/01_SearchableTextFiles/Asad_ConstructionOfReligionAnthroCategory.pdf 

Haynes J, Routledge handbook of religion and politics ISBN: 9780415600293 (pbk.) : £29.99; 0415600294 (pbk.) : £29.99. London: Routledge; 2010. Chapter 10.

Week 3: Religious Beliefs and identities

Essential Reading:

Jonathan Fox, An Introduction to Religion and Politics: Theory and Practice (2018), Chapter 3 (32-48) on Identity; Chapter 4 (49-58) on Beliefs.  

Further Reading:

Baumann G. The multicultural riddle : rethinking national, ethnic, and religious identities ISBN: 0415922135 (pbk); 0415922127; 0203906632 (electronic book). New York: Routledge; 1999.

John D. de Gruchy, ‘Democracy’ in Cavanaugh & Scott (Eds) The Blackwell companion to political theology ISBN: 0631223428

Steve Bruce, Religion and Politics (2003), Chapter 1, ‘Religion’.

Jurgen Habermas, ‘Religion in the Public Sphere’, European journal of philosophy Volume 14, Issue 1, pages 1–25, April 2006 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-0378.2006.00241.x/epdf

Ian Buruma, Taming the gods : religion and democracy on three continents ISBN: 9780691134895 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0691134898 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780691156057 (pbk.) : £10.95; 0691156050 (pbk.) : £10.95 (Princeton University Press, 2010), Introduction (pp.1-11)

Robert Bellah, ‘Civil Religion in America’, Daedalus, Vol. 96, No. 1, Religion in America (Winter, 1967), pp. 1-21 http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/20027022.pdf?acceptTC=true

Mark Cladis, ‘Painting Landscapes of Religion in America: Four Models of Religion in Democracy’, Journal of the American Academy of Religion. ISSN: 0002-7189 Vol. 76, No. 4 (Dec., 2008), pp. 874-904

Haynes J, Routledge handbook of religion and politics ISBN: 9780415600293 (pbk.) : £29.99; 0415600294 (pbk.) : £29.99. London: Routledge; 2010. Chapter 13.

Week 4: Religious Legitimacy and Interests, Institutions and Mobilization

Essential Reading:

Jonathan Fox, An Introduction to Religion and Politics: Theory and Practice (2018), Chapter 5 (59-72) on Religious Legitimacy; Chapter 6 (73-82) on Religious Institutions and Political Mobilization.  

Further Reading:

Bruce S, Politics and religion. Cambridge: Polity; 2003. Chapters 4, 5 & 6.

Fox, J. An introduction to religion and politics : theory and practice ISBN: 9780415676311 (hbk.) : £75.00; 0415676312 (hbk.) : £75.00; 9780415676328 (pbk.) : £22.99; 0415676320 (pbk.) : £22.99; 9780203094419 (ebk.); 0203094417 (ebk.) (2018), Chapter 3 and 12.

Haynes J. Introduction to international relations and religion. Harlow: Pearson; 2007. Chapters 3-5.

Haynes J, Routledge handbook of religion and politics ISBN: 9780415600293 (pbk.) : £29.99; 0415600294 (pbk.) : £29.99. London: Routledge; 2010. Chapters 12 & 14.

Haynes J. Religious transnational actors and soft power ISBN: 9781409425083 (hardback : alk. paper); 9781409425090 (ebook). Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate; 2012.

Fox J, Sandler S. Bringing religion into international relations ISBN: 140396551x. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan; 2004. Chapters 1 & 2.

Nye M. Religion : the basics ISBN: 0415263794 (pbk); 0415263786. London: Routledge; 2003. Chapter 3.

Thomas S. The global resurgence of religion and the transformation of international relations : the struggle for the soul of the Twenty-first Century ISBN: 1403961573 (pbk.) : £18.99; 1403961123 (cased) : £55.00 Basingstoke; Palgrave Macmillan; 2005. Chapter 4.

PART 2 – KEY REGIONAL CONTEXTS, TRADITIONS AND THEMES IN A GLOBAL COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

In this second part of the module, which dwells upon three different regional based contexts and traditions, the chapters in Part 2 of Jonathan Fox, An introduction to religion and politics : theory and practice ISBN: 9780415676311 (hbk.) : £75.00; 0415676312 (hbk.) : £75.00; 9780415676328 (pbk.) : £22.99; 0415676320 (pbk.) : £22.99; 9780203094419 (ebk.); 0203094417 (ebk.) (2018) are useful only in terms of a very broad overview of the position of official religions in a wide range of countries, as well as state approaches to the regulation of religion and questions of religious discrimination. The global comparative perspective we take in this module places a greater emphasis on a more in-depth analysis of the dynamics of regional contexts, including political actors other than the state. We also address a wider variety of themes.

CHRISTIANITY, SOCIETY AND POLITICS IN AFRICA

Jonathan Fox, An introduction to religion and politics: theory and practice Routledge 2018. Limited on Africa. Check Index.

Jeffrey Haynes, Routledge handbook of religion and politics ISBN: 9780415600293 (pbk.) : £29.99; 0415600294 (pbk.) : £29.99. Routledge 2010. Chapters 3 & 4 on Christianity per se.

Week 5: Decolonization and Democratization: The Contribution of Catholic and Mainline Protestant Churches

Essential Reading:

Paul Gifford, “Introduction”, in Paul Gifford (ed.), The Christian Churches and the Democratisation of Africa (Leiden: Brill, 1995), pp. 1-10.    Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Catholic Bishops of Zimbabwe, “God Hears the Cry of the Oppressed. Pastoral Letter on the Current Crisis in Zimbabwe”, 5 April 2007. http://www.zcbc.co.zw/assets/pastorallettervolumetwo.pdf (pp. 305-313). http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/africa/zimbabwe/upload/Statement-from-Bishops-Conference-of-Zimbabwe-2007-03-30.pdf  

Further Reading:

Adeshina Afolayan, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, Toyin Falola (eds.), Pentecostalism and Politics in Africa. New York: Palgrave 2019.

Stephen Ellis and Gerrie ter Haar, Worlds of Power: Religious Thought and Political Practice in Africa. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Paul Gifford (ed.), The Christian Churches and the Democratisation of Africa. Leiden: Brill, 1995.

Paul Gifford, African Christianity: Its Public Role. London: Hurst & Co, 1998.

Laura Grillo, Adriaan van Klinken, and Hassan Ndzovu, Religions in Contemporary Africa: An Introduction. London and New York: Routledge, 2019. (In particular, chapters 2, 5, and 8)

Martin Lindhardt (ed.), Pentecostalism in Africa: Presence and Impact of Pneumatic Christianity in Postcolonial Societies. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

Week 6: Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches and the Emergence of a New Political Culture

Essential Reading:

John F. McCauley, “The Politics of Pentecostalism in Africa”, in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics (2019), https://oxfordre.com/politics/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.001.0001/acrefore-9780190228637-e-1379  

Further Reading:

As Week 5.

ISLAM, POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Jonathan Fox, An introduction to religion and politics : theory and practice Routledge 2018. Many sections reference Islam. Check Index.  

Jeffrey Haynes, Routledge handbook of religion and politics ISBN: 9780415600293 (pbk.) : £29.99; 0415600294 (pbk.) : £29.99. Routledge 2010. Chapters 7, 8 & 9; 11, 20 & 21.

Week 7: Secularism, Islam and the Postcolonial Nation-State

Essential Reading:

Peter Mandaville, ‘How do religious beliefs affect politics?’, in Edkins & Zehfuss (eds) Global Politics: a New Introduction (2013): http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415431316/Sample%20Chapter%205.pdf. pp.97-122.  

Further Reading:

Beyer P, Religions in global society ISBN: 0415393191 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0415393183 (hardback : alk. paper); 0203087186 (e-book). 1st ed. London; New York: Routledge; 2006, pp. 155-85.

Bruce S, Politics and religion. Cambridge: Polity; 2003. Chapters 2 & 3.

Braun, W. and R.T. McCutcheon (eds.) Guide to the study of religion ISBN: 0304701769 (pbk ; cased) : No price; 0304701750. London Cassell 2000. Chapter 29 on Colonialism and 30 on Ideology.

Clarke, Peter B. The Oxford handbook of the sociology of religion ISBN: 9780199279791 (hbk.) : £85.00; 0199279799 (hbk.) : £85.00. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2009. Chapter 22, 25 & 26.

Eickelman DF, Piscatori J. Muslim politics. Princeton: Princeton University Press; 2004.

Gellner, E. (1992) Postmodernism, reason and religion ISBN: 041508024X. London: Routledge pp. 1-22.

Haynes J. Introduction to international relations and religion. Harlow: Pearson; 2007. Chapter 7.

Haynes J, Routledge handbook of religion and politics ISBN: 9780415600293 (pbk.) : £29.99; 0415600294 (pbk.) : £29.99. London: Routledge; 2010. Chapter 11, 19, 20.

Mandaville, ‘How do religious beliefs affect politics?’, in Edkins & Zehfuss (eds) Global Politics: a New Introduction (2013) – PDF on VLE; pp. 101-111; 113-119.

Mandaville, P. Islam and politics. Second. ed. Routledge; 2014.

Sayyid S. A fundamental fear: Eurocentrism and the emergence of Islamism. London: Zed Books; 1997/2003/2015.

Week 8: Islamism, Democratisation and Jihad Beyond the Nation-State

Essential Reading:

Peter Mandaville, ‘How do religious beliefs affect politics?’, in Edkins & Zehfuss (eds) Global Politics: a New Introduction (2013): http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415431316/Sample%20Chapter%205.pdf.   

Further Reading:

Appleby RS, The ambivalence of the sacred : religion, violence, and reconciliation ISBN: 0847685551 (pbk); 0847685543 Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 1999.

Bayat A. Making Islam democratic : social movements and the post-Islamist turn ISBN: 0804755957 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780804755948 (cloth : alk. paper); 0804755949 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780804755955 (pbk. : alk. paper). Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press; 2007.

Clarke, Peter B. The Oxford handbook of the sociology of religion ISBN: 9780199279791 (hbk.) : £85.00; 0199279799 (hbk.) : £85.00. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2009. Chapter 49 & 50.

Devji, F. Landscapes of the Jihad : militancy, morality, modernity ISBN: 1850657750 London: Hurst & Company, 2005.

Halliday F, Two hours that shook the world : September 11, 2001 : causes and consequences ISBN: 0863563821. London: Saqi; 2002.

Haynes J. Introduction to international relations and religion. Harlow: Pearson; 2007. Chapter 6.

Haynes J, Routledge handbook of religion and politics ISBN: 9780415600293 (pbk.) : £29.99; 0415600294 (pbk.) : £29.99. London: Routledge; 2010. Chapter 21 & 22.

Hefner RW, Remaking Muslim politics : pluralism, contestation, democratization ISBN: 0691120935 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0691120927 (cl : alk. paper). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press; 2005.

Huntington SP. The clash of civilizations and the remaking of world order. London: Free; 2002.

Juergensmeyer M, Kitts M, Jerryson MK. The Oxford handbook of religion and violence ISBN: 9780190270094 (pbk.) : £32.99. New York: Oxford University Press; 2015.

Lister CR, The Islamic State: a brief introduction. Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press; 2015.

Mandaville, ‘How do religious beliefs affect politics?’, in Edkins & Zehfuss (eds) Global Politics: a New Introduction (2013) – PDF on VLE; pp. 113-119.

Mandaville, P. Islam and politics. Second. ed. Routledge; 2014.

Murphy AR, The Blackwell companion to religion and violence ISBN: 9781405191319; 1405191317. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell; 2011.

Thomas S. The global resurgence of religion and the transformation of international relations : the struggle for the soul of the Twenty-first Century ISBN: 1403961573 (pbk.) : £18.99; 1403961123 (cased) : £55.00. Basingstoke; Palgrave Macmillan; 2005. Chapter 5.

RELIGIONS, POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN SOUTH AND SOUTH-EAST ASIA

Jonathan Fox, An introduction to religion and politics : theory and practice Routledge 2018. Some material on South/South-East Asian countries. Check Index.

Jeffrey Haynes, Routledge handbook of religion and politics . Routledge 2010. Chapters 2, 5 & 6; 24.

Week 9: Religion and Global Development

Essential Reading:

Emma Tomalin (2014) Religions and Development. In Vandana Desai and Rob Potter (eds) 2014: The Companion to Development Studies. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 529-533.  

Further Reading:

Bradley, Tamsin 2005: Does Compassion Bring Results? a critical Perspective on Faith and Development. Culture and religion. , 6(3): 227-351. [This article focuses on rural Rajasthan in India].

Bradley, Tamsin and Nida Kirmani (2015) Religion, gender and development in South Asia. In Emma Tomalin (Ed) The Routledge handbook of religions and global development , London and New York: Routledge, pp. 215-230.

Deneulin, Séverine and Carole Rakodi (2011) ‘Revisiting Religion: Development Studies Thirty Years On ISSN: 0305-750x’, 

Tomalin, Emma (2015) ‘Religion and development in India and Pakistan: an overview’. In Emma Tomalin (Ed) The Routledge handbook of religions and global development , London and New York: Routledge, pp. 183-199.

Tomalin, Emma (2013) Religions and development . London and New York: Routledge. [See Chapter 4 ‘Religious Approaches to Development’ for background on Islamic, Hindu and Christian perspectives on economic development].

Haustein, J. and Tomalin, E. (2017) 'Religion and Development in Africa and Asia'. In Pedro Amakasu Raposo, David Arase, Scarlett Cornelissen (eds) Routledge Handbook of Africa–Asia Relations. London and New York: Routledge. Chapter 5.

Week 10: Religion and Women’s Rights

Essential Reading:

Peach, L. J. (2000) 'Human rights, religion and (sexual) slavery', Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 20 (a copy will be posted in Minerva).  

Further Reading:

Anālayo, Bhikkhu (2013) The Legality of Bhikkhunī Ordination. Journal of Buddhist ethics. Volume 20. (http://blogs.dickinson.edu/buddhistethics/files/2013/09/Analayo-Legality-final.pdf)

Lindberg Falk, Monica (2015) Religion and gender in developing South-East Asia. In Emma Tomalin (Ed) The Routledge handbook of religions and global development , London and New York: Routledge, pp. 266-280.

Seeger, Martin (20) Reversal of Female Power, Transcendentality, and Gender in Thai Buddhism: The Thai Buddhist female saint Khun Mae Bunruean Tongbuntoem (1895–1964). Modern Asian studies. , 47 (05): 1488 – 1519.

Tomalin, E. (2006) The Thai bhikkhuni movement and women's empowerment. Gender and development. . 14 (3): 385-397.

Tomalin, E. (2014) Gender, Buddhism, and the Bhikkhuni Ordination: Transnational Strategies for the Feminist Transformation of Religion in the 21st Century. In Niamh Reilly, Stacey Scriver (eds) Religion, gender, and the public sphere . London and New York: Routledge, pp. 109-119.

N.B. the following have also been set as additional core readings for Seminar V:

Tomalin, E. (2015) ‘Religion and development in India and Pakistan: an overview’. In Emma Tomalin (Ed) The Routledge Handbook of Religions and Global Development, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 183-199.  

Tomalin, E. (2006) The Thai bhikkhuni movement and women's empowerment. Gender and Development. 14 (3): 385-397  

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