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‫ البعد الدينى فى العلاقات الدولية‬

‫ البعد الدينى فى العلاقات الدولية‬

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Title: ‫ البعد الدينى فى العلاقات الدولية‬
Author: ‫بشير الشريف احمد ‬, مكين
Abstract: The present study dealt with the religious dimension in international relations following the cold war era by testing the role of religion in the September 11, 2001 events and the debates raised around the reasons behind the comeback of the sacred religious onto the international relations agenda; which include the international economy, global disputes, wars, and the arrangements made by the United Nations to organize the international community...etc.. The study focused primarily on the crises of the nation ‫ ـ‬state. The latter is considered a basic unit in the international order, its failure to control its borders has led the religious groups and movements to play an essential alternative role in the international arena, hence snatching the state’s role in international relations, and by so doing these groups which have religious reference worked to impose their visions and mobilize and reactivate religious affiliations internationally through practicing violence. The study has examined the role of both fundamentalist faiths: conservative Christianity in the US and the radical Islamist (Qaeda) and their role in the events of Sep. 11, as a paramount feature of the comeback of a sacred faith to affect international relations and as a clear sign of the weakness of the nation ‐state The study aimed at restoring consideration for the cultural factors, values, ideas, mental concepts and religion in understanding and analysis of international relations after they were being undermined due to the dominance of the material, realistic trend in understanding the dynamics of international politics. The study utilized the comparative approach which made it possible to study and track the phenomena of the ascendance of both fundamentalist Christianity and Islam and the confrontation between them up to the 9/11 events. Given that the traditional concepts in international relations may preclude the understanding of political transformations in the contemporary world, a single tool is no longer sufficient to describe the growing complexity in a world with increasing problems and tensions, and a little possibility to understand it. Therefore, the study attempted to create a close cooperation between a cluster of social sciences and disciplines in order to enrich a comprehensive understanding of the post cold war era. The study employed some concepts of sociology, such as exoduses, organic solidarity, and some concepts of geography like cultural boundaries and spaces so that the study can at last deduct transformations in international relations with the ascend of religions. The study concluded that factors related to religion, values and ideas are contributing significantly to our understanding of the current complexities of international relations. As a result there is a need to build analytical perspectives and networks that seek the assistance of other sciences in order to understand current transformations and forecasting their directions. The study also concluded that the role of the nation‐ state has recessed in favor of the religious and identity groups , a matter which will lead to instability in international order due to the ability of these groups to use indiscriminate violence to give voice to their conflicting visions and views.
Description: ‫البعد الدينى فى العلاقات الدولية‬ ‫"دراسة فى احداث الحادي عشر من سبتمبر1002"‬
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/13687
Date: 2015-06-17


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