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David Mitchell Book

David Mitchell Politics and peace in Northern Ireland (Manchester University Press, 2015)

The book provides an up-to-date political history of Northern Ireland since 1998. Using an innovative theoretical approach, it analyses the strategies and fortunes of the five main political parties, showing how unionists’ and nationalists’ mutual insecurities repeatedly derailed peace implementation. The book was was launched in the famous No Alibis bookshop in Belfast on Thursday 5 November 2015.



Etain Tannam Book

Etain Tannam International Intervention in Ethnic Conflict (Palgrave, 2014)

Tannam focuses on the role of bureaucracies when dealing with conflict in two international organisations, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN), providing a unique comparative account of their policy-making procedures.




Carlo Anrovandi Book

Carlo Aldrovandi Apocalyptic Movements in Contemporary Politics (Palgrave, 2014)

This book explores Israeli Religious Zionism and US Christian Zionism by focusing on the Messianic and Millenarian drives at the basis of their political mobilization towards a 'Jewish colonization' of the occupied territories.




Gladys Ganiel Book

Gladys Ganiel and Gerardo Marti The Deconstructed Church (Oxford University Press, 2014)

Provides a comprehensive sociological assessment of the Emerging Church Movement. Draws on a large and varied data set from Emerging Church Movement participants, communities, and conferences. Offers multiple examples of alternative forms of Christian communities, such as pub churches, Christian arts collectives, and neo-monastic communities, and explores the motivations, ideas and practices of the people involved.



Ganiel Monnot Book

Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel and Christophe Monnot Religion in Times of Crisis (Brill, 2014)

Religion is alive and well all over the world, especially in times of personal, political, and social crisis. Even in Europe, long regarded the most “secular” continent, religion has taken centre stage in how people respond to the crises associated with modernity, or how they interact with the nation-state. In this book, scholars working in and on Europe offer fresh perspectives on how religion provides answers to existential crisis, how crisis increases the salience of religious identities and cultural polarization, and how religion is contributing to changes in the modern world in Europe and beyond. Cases from Poland to Pakistan and from Ireland to Zimbabwe, among others, demonstrate the complexity and ambivalence of religion’s role in the contemporary world.

Andrew Pierce Book

Andrew Pierce and Oliver Schuegraf Dialogue Inside-Out: Ecumenism Encounters the Religions: Proceedings of the 17th Academic Consultation of the Societas Oecumenica ( Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Leipzig, 2014)





Jude Fernando Book

Jude Lal Fernanado Religion, Conflict and Peace in Sri Lanka (Lit Verlag, 2013)

`A detailed and original work on a specific conflict dots A useful platform for wider insights into the requirements of conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes more generally.' Dr. Iain Atack, International Peace Studies, Irish School of Ecumenics,Trinity College Dublin. `A very valuable contribution to the history and the sociology of Sri Lanka and also to the search for a just solution for the Tamils.' François Houtart, Professor Emeritus, Catholic University of Louvain. `The author's mastery of Sinhala, Tamil and English has given him a special cultural competence to analyse the Sri Lankan conflict within a geopolitical setting.' Peter Schalk, Professor Emeritus, Uppsala University. `A challenging contribution to an ongoing critical examination of the connection between state and religion.' Prof. Dr. Lieve Troch, Cultural and Religious Sciences, UMESP, Sao Paulo.

Mitchell and Brewer Book


Brewer, J., Mitchell, D. and Leavey, G. Ex-Combatants, Religion, and Peace in Northern Ireland: The Role of Religion in Transitional Justice (Palgrave, 2013)

Studies of Northern Ireland's ex-combatants ignore religion, while advocates of religious interventions in transitional justice exaggerate its influence. Using interview data with ex-combatants, this book explores religious influences upon violence and peace, and develops a model for evaluating the role of religion in transitional justice.


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