A critical contribution to the religion-security nexus: going beyond the analytical. / Eroukhmanoff, Clara.

In: International Studies Review, 07.05.2016, p. 366-378.

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title = "A critical contribution to the religion-security nexus: going beyond the analytical",
abstract = "This review essay explores the security–religion nexus by evaluating twobooks contributing to the “restorative turn” in International Relations(IR) theory and practice. While Securing the Sacred and Religion in theMilitary Worldwide “bring religion back” into the realm of internationalpolitics and security, I argue that the analytical purpose of the books isproblematic, given that both studies imply a normative logic to the security–religion nexus. This is difficult for two reasons. First, it rests on anassumption about the resurgence of religion in the world and the conductof research. Second, it furthers a powerful discourse in which religionhas a rightful place in an orderly society. I therefore provide a criticalcontribution to the security–religion nexus by urging scholars ofreligion and security to embrace their underlying normative positions.",
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