This book focuses on the role of religion in politics. Unlike most books on this topic which tend to have a narrower focus - for example looking at religion and politics in a single country or religion's influence on conflict - this book takes a ...
wider perspective. Firstly it emphasises that religion interacts with politics on multiple levels - from the state to public institutions and wider society. Secondly this volume covers multiple countries in major world regions. The chapters cover the United States, Israel, Turkey, North Africa, and Western Europe, and two chapters include information from the entire world. Although this book will be of interest to scholars, its wide coverage of different topics, relevant theories, and different world regions also makes it excellent as a textbook for a survey course on religion and politics. All of the contributors have published extensively in prominent refereed journals on the topic of religion and politics, giving it an authoritative voice and adding to its desirability as a textbook written by recognised experts.