GOVT-409 Dept Sem: Is God Winning? Surging Religion and Global Politics
Fall for 2012-2013
Though it was once almost undisputed that global politics was destined to become more secular, evidence has mounted that the opposite is occurring: the political world does not seem to be secularizing, while religion seems to be surging. This course will explore arguments for and against the claim that "God is Winning" in world politics. What does it meant to claim that religion has experienced a "surge" in global political influence? If religion's political influence is surging, when did this trend begin? What have been its causes? Its consequences? What are the most sound policies for managing it? And what are the leading arguments for the view that claims of religion's political revival are overblown, and that secularization remains a powerful global-political force?
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