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Religion and Post-Conflict Statebuilding: Roman Catholic and Sunni Islamic Perspectives Denis Dragovic

Religion and Post-Conflict Statebuilding: Roman Catholic and Sunni Islamic Perspectives

Denis Dragovic

Published March 25th 2015
ISBN : 9781137455147
Hardcover
216 pages
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Was religion a friend or foe in the post-conflict statebuilding endeavours of Iraq and Afghanistan? An under-explored area in academia and policy circles alike, religious institutions are important non-state actors that wield considerable influenceMoreWas religion a friend or foe in the post-conflict statebuilding endeavours of Iraq and Afghanistan? An under-explored area in academia and policy circles alike, religious institutions are important non-state actors that wield considerable influence and can draw upon extensive resources. In this book, Dragovic considers how the unique traits of religious institutions can make or break statebuilding efforts. But understanding how religious institutions can contribute does not explain why they would. Drawing from the theologies of Roman Catholicism and Sunni Islam the book diverges from traditional approaches such as rational choice theory and instead embraces a teleological view recognizing the importance of belief in understanding a religious institutions motivations. Using the authors extensive experience as a practitioner, it then applies theory and theology to the practical case study of Bosnia and Herzegovina.