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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  

Daniel Philpott

University of Notre Dame

Date Written: October 1, 2002

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Philpott, Daniel, The Challenge of September 11 to Secularism in International Relations (October 1, 2002). World Politics, Vol. 55, pp. 66-95, October 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1424227

Daniel Philpott (Contact Author)

University of Notre Dame ( email )

361 Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame, IN New South Wales 46556-5646
United States

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