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Finding Faith in Foreign Policy: Religion and American Diplomacy in a Postsecular World

Gregorio Bettiza

Abstract

Since the end of the Cold War, religion has been systematically brought to the fore of American foreign policy. US foreign policymakers have been increasingly tasked with promoting religious freedom globally, delivering humanitarian and development aid abroad through faith-based channels, pacifying Muslim politics and reforming Islamic theologies in the context of fighting terrorism, and engaging religious actors to solve multiple conflicts and crises around the world. Across a range of different domains, religion has progressively become an explicit and organized subject and object of US fore ... More

Keywords: US foreign policy, religion, postsecularism, desecularization, international religious freedom, faith-based initiatives, Islam, Muslims, war on terror, religious engagement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190949464
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190949464.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregorio Bettiza, author
Assistant Professor in International Relations, University of Exeter