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The postsecular in international relations: an overview

Mavelli, Luca, Petito, Fabio (2012) The postsecular in international relations: an overview. Review of International Studies, 38 (5). pp. 931-942. ISSN 0260-2105. (doi:10.1017/S026021051200040X) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Over the last few years the notion of postsecularity has gained increasing relevance in the social sciences. This term has been employed in two interconnected but different ways. First, in a more descriptive fashion, it has been used to explain the return or resilience of religious traditions in modern life. This has resulted, on the one hand, in the attempt to develop conceptual frameworks that could account for this unexpected feature of modernity beyond the paradigmatic assumptions of the secularisation theory; and, on the other hand, in a plea for new models of politics able to include religious views. In a second and possibly more innovative meaning, the postsecular has emerged as a form of radical theorizing and critique prompted by the idea that values such as democracy, freedom, equality, inclusion and justice may not necessarily be best pursued within an exclusively immanent secular framework. Quite the opposite, the secular may well be a potential site of isolation, domination, violence and exclusion.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S026021051200040X
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Luca Mavelli
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2014 20:05 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38539 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mavelli, Luca: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6163-2971
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