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Religion and Development : Conflict or Cooperation? - Jeff Haynes

Religion and Development

Conflict or Cooperation?


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Jeffrey Haynes adopts a chronological and conceptual approach to introduce undergraduate and postgraduate students to the central themes and theoretical perspectives in the study of religion and development in the developing world. He examines the emergence and consolidation of theories of development and explains how and why development outcomes in the developing world are often influenced by religion. Focusing on key themes including environmental sustainability, health and education, this book is an essential guide showing how religion influences current development practice.

While religious fanaticism in the developing world has received extensive scholarly attention in recent years, Haynes offers a more nuanced view that focuses attention on the positive contribution that religious beliefs, institutions, NGOs, and individuals have brought to challenges such as conflict resolution, economic development, and environmental sustainability. A skillful blending of theory and case studies. - Howard Handelman, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Introduction: Religion and Development
Religious Resurgence, Globalization, and Good Governance
Religion and Development: The Ambivalence of the Sacred
Conflict, Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building
Economic Growth, Poverty and Hunger
Environmental Sustainability
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ISBN: 9780230542464
ISBN-10: 0230542468
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 1st January 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1