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Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics$
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Thomas Banchoff

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195323405

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323405.001.0001

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U.S. Foreign Policy and Global Religious Pluralism

U.S. Foreign Policy and Global Religious Pluralism

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Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics

Elizabeth H. Prodromou

Oxford University Press

Under the presidency of George W. Bush, this chapter argues, religious identities and ethical commitments had a significant impact on U.S. foreign policy—and an even greater impact on perceptions of that policy abroad. The International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 and the attacks of September 11, 2001, were critical junctures. The end of the cold war and religious mobilization in U.S. politics coincided with heightened awareness of religious persecution across many countries, culminating in the 1998 legislation. And in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the U.S., the struggle against Islamic radicalism became both a foreign policy priority and a rallying cry in U.S. domestic politics. The worldwide perception of a religious impetus in U.S. foreign policy has had a negative impact on America's standing in the world.

Keywords:   United States, religious freedom, George W. Bush, September 11, International Religious Freedom Act, Iraq, Afghanistan

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