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International Political Economy Series

Religion and the Politics of Development

Editors: Fountain, P., Bush, R., Feener, M. (Eds.)

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This volume brings emerging research on religion and development into conversation with politics. Deploying innovative conceptual frameworks, and drawing on empirical research from across contemporary Asia, this collection makes an incisive contribution to the analysis of aid and development processes.

About the authors

Melissa L. Caldwell, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA Nalika Gajaweera, University of Southern California, USA Kikue Hamayotsu, Northern Illinois University, USA Zoltan Pall, National University of Singapore, Singapore Emma Tomalin, University of Leeds, UK Oscar Salemink, University of Copenhagen, Denmark R. Santhosh , Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India Chika Watanabe, University of Manchester, UK Wu Keping, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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“The contents of this book are very relevant for scholars in several fields, especially as a tool for advancing interdisciplinary research on the topics at hand. … This book is well-organized and touches on a wide range of subjects related to the central theme. … this book will serve as an excellent resource for researchers striving to construct new or rethought forms of development policy and application.” (Peter D. A. Wood, Progress in Development Studies, Vol. 16 (3), 2016)



"Originating from a conference hosted by an academic powerhouse, the Asia Research Institute (ASI), National University of Singapore, Religion and the Politics of Development is much more coherent than most edited compilations. It combines a sophisticated, questioning editorial vision with ethnographic richness, and substantially expands the existing body of comparative research literature on this topic. The quasi-religious character of supposedly secular movements and institutions is thoughtfully exposed, including those that sacralize 'development', while pro-poor initiatives are shown to be dangerously narrow-minded when they are grounded in a dismissive approach to religion. The reader is left in no doubt about the deficiencies of aid and welfare provision in all the social contexts considered by the twelve contributors, but is reminded that world politics would be in an even worse state without the 'will to improve'." - Jonathan Benthall, University College London, UK

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bush, Robin (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Religion and the Politics of Development

    Fountain, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 11-34

  • The Purification, Sacralisation, and Instrumentalisation of Development

    Salemink, Oscar

    Pages 35-60

  • Gender, Development, and the “De-privatisation” of Religion: Reframing Feminism and Religion in Asia

    Tomalin, Emma

    Pages 61-82

  • Islamic Activism and Palliative Care: An Analysis from Kerala, India

    Santhosh, R.

    Pages 83-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion and the Politics of Development
Editors
  • P. Fountain
  • R. Bush
  • M. Feener
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43857-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137438577
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43856-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49401-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 253
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