Fostering Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and Politics
Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Politics is a new reference online journal devoted to key interdisciplinary research on religion and politics. Its main goals are:
- Providing a unique platform for the burgeoning scholarship on religion and politics that cannot find visibility within the constricted boundaries of either religious studies or political science.
- Publishing scholarship from the Global South.
- Reexamining topics that are intensely debated in the public space from an objective, data-driven perspective in order to offer alternatives to ideological or partisan positions, especially when it comes to hotly debates topics like violence and politics, human rights, or democracy and secularism.
Berkley Center Senior Fellow Jocelyne Cesari serves as the journal's editor-in-chief; Berkley Center Director Shaun Casey is an associate editor.
The first issue featured an original essay by Senior Fellow José Casanova titled "Global Religious and Secular Dynamics: The Modern System of Classification," which addresses the current and somewhat conflicting categories used today by scholars from different disciplines to understand the role of politics in religion and vice versa.