Institutionalisation of Political Parties: Comparative Cases. Edited by Robert Harmel and Lars G. Svasand

Religious Actors, Party Politics and Contestation

Political Parties
 
Populism
 
Religion
 
Social Movements
 
Panel Number
P323
Panel Chair
Anja Hennig
Europa-Universität Viadrina
Panel Discussant
Sanjay Kumar Rajhans
National Research University, Higher School of Economics – HSE
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Time
09/09/2017 09:00
Location
Building: BL20 Helga Engs hus Floor: 2 Room: HE 234
Abstract
The last decades of the Twentieth Century witnessed a global resurgence of religion, within all world regions and all major religious traditions, labelled as “revenge of God” by French scholar Gilles Kepel (1991). According to Jose Casanova (1994), it implied a process of de-privatization (or re-publicization) of religions, that started to claim a renewed role in politics, at the domestic and the international level, both in terms of values, and in terms of the role played by religious actors. This latter point will be developed by this panel, which will include contributions about religiously oriented political parties, movements and groups. Particularly, the panel will focus on their influence on party politics and their role in contesting political order, both in democracies and in non democratic regimes.

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