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Global Religions and International Relations: A Diplomatic Perspective


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Pasquale Ferrara
      Pages 1-23
  3. A Theoretical Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 24-24
    2. Pasquale Ferrara
      Pages 25-40
    3. Pasquale Ferrara
      Pages 41-51
  4. Issues and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 52-52
    2. Pasquale Ferrara
      Pages 104-120
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 121-127

About this book


With a religious re-emergence in international relations, this book provides an introduction to the role religions play within the global political arena. Culled from theoretical, practical, and real-world experiences, Ferrara explains the role religion now plays in global affairs on diplomatic and political levels.


democracy global governance Governance international relations liberty nationalism politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.European University InstituteFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Ministry of Foreign AffairsRomeItaly

About the authors

Pasquale Ferrara is Secretary General, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He was Head of the Policy Planning Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served in several overseas assignments. His academic activities and research focus on international relations theory and religions.

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