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Religious Actors: Foreign Policy Beyond the State?

Comparative Politics
Foreign Policy
Interest Groups
International Relations
Religion
Constructivism
P305
Anne Jenichen
Aston University
Anne Jenichen
Aston University

Thursday 11:00 - 12:40 (27/08/2015)

Building: Jean-Brillant Floor: 3 Room: B-3245

Abstract

Religious communities and interest groups, as well as states, are key actors in transmitting and channeling religious ideas into politics. They have long been politically active on domestic policy issues. Less noticed, they also organize and lobby for foreign policy goals. The panel poses the following questions: How and why do religious actors seek to influence foreign policy? How do religious activists form linkages across national and denominational borders? Are these alliances purely tactical or do they pursue broader aims and have more lasting effects on the participants, their organizations and faiths themselves? How do the activists’ religious identities influence their lobbying tactics? How, if at all, do these groups and their tactics differ from secular groups in the foreign policy arena? What are the dimensions of conflict between religious and secular actors? How effective have religious interest groups and networks been in influencing foreign policy? What explains different degrees of effectiveness? How do political institutions, organizational structure, and mobilization capacities of religious institutions affect whether and how they influence foreign policy?

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