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Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

James K. Wellman and Clark Lombardi


This book explores the long-unstudied relationship between religion and human security throughout the world. The 1950s marked the beginning of a period of extraordinary religious revival, during which religious political-parties and non-governmental organizations gained power around the globe. Until now, there has been little systematic study of the impact that this phenomenon has had on human welfare, except of a relationship between religious revival to violence. The chapters in this book show that religion can have positive as well as negative effects on human wellbeing. They address a numb ... More

Keywords: human security, religion, religious revival, human welfare, case studies, violence, threat

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199827732
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James K. Wellman, editor
Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Clark Lombardi, editor
University of Washington

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