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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


Religion and Politics - Dr Tomas Larsson

This course will explore the relationship between religion and politics, introducing students to a diversity of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches, and to a wide range of religious contexts. The central aim of the course is to provide students with analytical tools for understanding the role of religion, broadly conceived, in processes of political change. The following topics will be covered: the evolutionary origins of religion and politics; religion and political imaginaries; religious identities and politics; "religion" and politics; political economy of religion; politics of religious action; political power and the religious field.

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