The Resource Believe it or not : the new face of religion in international affairs : a case study of Sant'Egidio, Jenny Holmsen

Believe it or not : the new face of religion in international affairs : a case study of Sant'Egidio, Jenny Holmsen

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Believe it or not : the new face of religion in international affairs : a case study of Sant'Egidio
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Believe it or not
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the new face of religion in international affairs : a case study of Sant'Egidio
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Jenny Holmsen
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eng
Summary
In this dissertation I seek to contribute to our understanding of the recasting of religion in the global order. I approach this by conducting a case study of a prominent practitioner of religious diplomacy: the Italian Catholic Community of Sant’Egidio. I suggest that faith-based mediation is an important arena in which the meaning and role of religion in international politics and diplomacy is (re)negotiated, and seek to develop our understanding of two lacunae in the academic research on faith-based mediation: the operational dynamics of faithbased mediation and its links and contact points with international politics. With a view to developing a comprehensive and contextualized study of the Sant’Egidio community, I draw upon practice theory and mediation theory and propose a three-layered research design focusing on: the internal religious practices of the community; its conflict mediation practices; and, finally, its role and impact as a global entrepreneur of religion and politics. I show that faith-based mediation - when performed by a transnational, professionalized religious network such as Sant’Egidio - is likely to take on some distinctive characteristics that do not necessarily resonate with the findings established in the academic literature on faith-based mediation and religious peacemaking. I further argue that the Sant’Egidio community - through its status and role as a leading practitioner of religious diplomacy -is entrenched in a broader transformative process affecting both dominant ways of “thinking” religion in the current global order as well as traditional modes of conducting international diplomacy and politics
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Holmsen, Jenny
Date time place
Defence date: 11 December 2018
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2018
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non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses.
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  • Comunità di Sant'Egidio
  • Religion and politics
  • Religion and politics
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Believe it or not : the new face of religion in international affairs : a case study of Sant'Egidio, Jenny Holmsen
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/60219
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Examining Board: Professor Olivier Roy, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Marc Gopin, George Mason University; Dr Ole Jacob Sending, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs Professor Jennifer Welsh, European University Institute
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 151- 164)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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30 cm.
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xi, 262 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1088470427
Label
Believe it or not : the new face of religion in international affairs : a case study of Sant'Egidio, Jenny Holmsen
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/60219
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Olivier Roy, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Marc Gopin, George Mason University; Dr Ole Jacob Sending, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs Professor Jennifer Welsh, European University Institute
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151- 164)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xi, 262 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088470427

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