Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Book — xvii, 192 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Editor Introduction-- John Brewer Author Preface Introduction
1. Religion and Post-Conflict Statebuilding
2. Roman Catholic View of the State
3. Salvation as the Catholic Post-Conflict Statebuilding Imperative
4. Sunni Islam and the State
5. Justice as the Sunni Post-Conflict Statebuilding Imperative
6. Bosnia and Herzegovina Conclusion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Was religion a friend or foe in the post-conflict statebuilding endeavours of Iraq and Afghanistan? An under-explored area in academia and policy circles alike, religious institutions are important non-state actors that wield considerable influence and can draw upon extensive resources. In this book, Dragovic considers how the unique traits of religious institutions can make or break statebuilding efforts. But understanding how religious institutions can contribute does not explain why they would. Drawing from the theologies of Roman Catholicism and Sunni Islam the book diverges from traditional approaches such as rational choice theory and instead embraces a teleological view recognizing the importance of belief in understanding a religious institution's motivations. Using the author's extensive experience as a practitioner, it then applies theory and theology to the practical case study of Bosnia and Herzegovina. (source: Nielsen Book Data)