Religion and British International Development Policy

  • Aikande Clement Kwayu

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy book series (PSRPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction, Research Design and Context Setting

  3. Analysis of Religion at the Government Policy Making Level

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 325-329

About this book


This book studies the relationship between British government and faith groups in its international development agenda within and beyond the context of Brexit. It includes aspects of International Relations, International Development, and Religion and Politics to trace the relationship between the British government and faith groups, showing that the relationship is enhanced on three conditions: firstly, the resurgence of religion in international affairs; secondly, the attitudes of politicians and political parties towards the third sector (i.e. voluntary and private sectors); and thirdly, the rising prominence of the international development agenda in British politics, which triggers the need to understand this relationship in the wake of Brexit. Thus, the book aims to analyze to what extent the increasing prominence of an international development agenda in British politics explains the relationship between the government and faith groups, and ultimately to answer whether Brexit has increased the prominence of international development agenda and brought faith groups into closer relations with the government.

Dr. Aikande C. Kwayu is a development policy researcher at Bumaco Limited, and an honorary research fellow in the Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. She has a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Nottingham, UK, and her research interests include Religion and International Politics.


British International Development Policy Religion and Development Faith-Based Organizations Historical Institutionalism Brexit and Religion Labour International Development Conservative International Development Liberal Democrat International Development Christian Mission Society Christian Aid UK Aid International Relations Development Policy Faith Communities Religion and International Relations Faith and Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Aikande Clement Kwayu
    • 1
  1. 1.Development Research and ConsultancyBumaco LimitedMoshiTanzania

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