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Research and Markets: The 2012 Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution Is an Accessible and Indispensable Authoritative Handbook

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution" book to their offering.

A comprehensive overview of the latest research in religion and conflict resolution, this collection of twenty three essays brings together leading scholars in the field examining the contribution religious actors have made and are making towards peace and resolving. The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution is primarily aimed at readerships with special interest in conflict resolution, international security, and religion and international relations, and will also serve as a valuable resource for policy makers and conflict resolution practitioners.

The collection comprises five thematic sections, each with chapters on vital and mainly contemporary topics in the field of religion and conflict resolution. The principal themes include:

- Religious Traditions and Conflict

- Key Debates on Religious Conflict Resolution

- Religion, International Relations and Security

- Religion and Conflict Resolution

- The Peacemakers

The Companion combines religious teachings on conflict resolution from the great religions, case studies from around the world, examinations of fundamentalism, peace building, gender, pacifism and religious freedom, together with profiles of Gandhi, Jimmy Carter, Khatami, Pax Christi and Search for Common Ground.

The Ashgate Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution is an accessible and indispensable authoritative handbook on this subject for students, practitioners and academics working in this area.


"Impressive in both its depth and breadth, this book underscores the critical importance of religion in international affairs generally and in conflict resolution specifically. It adopts a needed interdisciplinary approach and makes a valuable contribution to the nascent but fast-growing field of religion and security."

Dennis R. Hoover, The Institute for Global Engagement, USA and The Review of Faith & International Affairs

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