Next month, Oxford University Press will publish Religion, Politics, Society, and the State (OUP 2012) edited by Jonathan Fox (Bar Ilan University). The publisher’s description follows.
Featuring contributions from renowned experts, Religion, Politics, Society, and the State provides a uniquely broad perspective on religion’s influence on politics, covering multiple countries in major regions. It shows how religion interacts with politics on many different levels, and that these influences can be divided into the influence of the state and the influence of society on politics.
Representing multiple disciplines, methodologies, and levels of analysis–including individual, social group, institutional, and state–the selections cover several countries in major world regions, including the United States, Israel, Turkey, North Africa, and Western Europe. In addition, two chapters include information from the entire world.