AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractAs historical phenomena, religions (as well as ideologies) have played varied and often ambiguous roles in the context of international relations, violent conflicts, peace-making and diplomacy (Ferguson, 1977; Haynes, 1988), and especially so at the interface between civilisations informed by Christianity and those informed by Islam (Armstrong, 1988; Partner, 1997). This paper focuses on aspects of those roles as the context for these has changed over the past half a century within the context of a broader setting shaped by what has come to be known as the “politics of fear” (Furedi, 2006), originally shaped by the threat of nuclear Mutually Assured Destruction and now by the threat of global terror attacks.
CitationWeller, P. (2016) 'The politics of fear: Religion(s), conflict and diplomacy', Proceedings of Diplomacy and the politics of fear: the 21st century challenges to the theory and practice of Diplomacy and International Relations.12 September. Derby: University of Derby, pp. 45-89
PublisherUniversity of Derby