State and Politics in Religious Peacebuilding

  • Tale Steen-Johnsen

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict book series (PSCAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tale Steen-Johnsen
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  3. Tale Steen-Johnsen
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  4. Tale Steen-Johnsen
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 191-219

About this book


In this book, Tale Steen-Johnsen explains how religious peacebuilders are limited by both formal and more subtle political strategies aimed at regulating civil society. Political authorities have a vested interest in keeping social and religious movements under control, which limits the opportunities religious leaders have to diminish violent conflicts between religious groups. This volume offers empirical examples of these connections in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zanzibar and Tanzania. It is valuable resource for both scholars and development practitioners interested in how politics and religion become conflated when religious actors engage to build peace. 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Tale Steen-Johnsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department for Sociology and Social WorkUniversity of AgderKristiansandNorway

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