5 Religion and (Neo)liberalism

Interactions within the market of ideas

In this chapter, we explore the interactions between religion and international relations in the context of Neoliberalism. As is the case with most bodies of international relations theory, Liberalism includes many diverse viewpoints and variants. Our arguments might include references to Liberalism in general. This is mostly because Neoliberalism derives some of its core assumptions from different liberal schools of thought. Commercial Liberalism (theories that link free trade and peace), Republican Liberalism (theories that explore democracy and peace linkages), and Sociological Liberalism (theories that analyze transnational arrangements and regional integration) are, for ...

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