International Development Policy: Religion and Development (BOK)

Gilles Carbonnier

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With the resurgence of religion and rise of fundamentalism within major religions, academics and development agencies are increasingly debating the appropriate role of religion and faith-based organisations in development policy and practice. A global cast of scholars and practitioners examine these issues and fundamentally question the secular-religious dichotomy in development discourse and practice. They shed light on the reluctance of mainstream economic development approaches to incorporate religion into policy and practice. They examine recent initiatives by international development agencies and donors to integrate religion into development policy, and to develop partnerships with faith-based organizations. Through research on religious movements in Brazil, South Africa, Sri Lanka, China, Turkey and the states of the 'Arab-Spring', the authors discuss whether faith and religion provide a credible alternative to the (neo)liberal democratic development agenda.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Gilles Carbonnier
Forlag
Nature Pub Group/Palgrave Macm
ISBN 9781137329370
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 23,9cm x 17,2cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 402 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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