Perspectives 2/2009


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The Religious Turn in IR: A Brief Assessment

• Petr Kratochvíl


A ‘Turn to Religion’ in International Relations?

• Vendulka Kubálková


Transnational Religious Actors and International Order

• Jeffrey Haynes


International Relations and the Secularisation of Theological Concepts: A Symbolic Reading

• Mika Luoma-aho


Prophetic Politics – Leadership Based on the Stories of a Golden Past and a Glorious Future

• Jan Hanska


The Religion-Politics Nexus in East-Central Europe: Church in the Public Sphere of Post-Secular Societies

• Petr Kratochvíl

Political Inclusion as a Key Factor to Moderate Islamists: The International Community’s Choice of Policy Impacts on Hamas’s Pragmatic or Radical Tendencies

• Nataša Kubíková



Charles-Philippe David and David Grondin (eds): Hegemony or Empire?: Redefinition of US Power under George W. Bush – Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2006, 256 pages, ISBN 0-7546-4774-9 (hardback).

• Alena Svobodová


Meghnad Desai: Rethinking Islamism, The Ideology of the New Terror – London: I. B. Tauris, 2007, 196 pages, ISBN: 978 1 84511 267 7.

• Karel Hlaváček


Ian Hurd: After Anarchy: Legitimacy and Power in the United Nations Security Council – Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2007, ix + 221 pages pbk, ISBN 978-0-691-13834-3.

• Yuki Abe


Seth G. Jones: The Rise of European Security Cooperation – Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, 301 pages, ISBN-10: 0-521-68985-6 (paperback).

• Daniel Schneider


Notes on Contributors