The Challenge of September 11 to Secularism in International Relations
World Politics, Vol. 55, pp. 66-95, October 2002
30 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2009
Date Written: October 1, 2002
This essay argues that the study of international relations is secularized due to the secularizing character of its founding event, the Peace of Westphalia. But today, religion has entered back into the actual conduct of international relations, thereby calling for an accommodating revision of international relations theory.
Keywords: religion and international relations, Peace of Westphalia, secularization
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