The Religious Roots of Modern International Relations
World Politics, Vol. 52, pp. 206-45
40 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2009
Date Written: January 2000
The essay argues that the Protestant Reformation was a key "revolution in ideas" that explains the origins of modern international relations at Westphalia and that the same historical transformation cannot be explained alone through material causes.
Keywords: religion and international relations, religion and politics, Westphalia, Peace of Westphalia, role of ideas
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