RC43 - Religion and Politics


Prof. Giorgiandrea (Giorgio) Shani, International Christian University

International Christian University
Politics and International Studies
3-10-2 Osawa
Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8585


Prof. John Rees, University of Technology Sydney

Board members

Prof. Mario I. Aguilar, University of St Andrews, UK mia2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr. Natalia Calfat, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil nnahascalfat@alumni.usp.br

Dr. Emilce Cuda, Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche de Argentina and Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Argentina, emilcecuda@gmail.com

Prof. Miroljub Jevtic, University of Belgrade, Serbia,jevticmiroljub@yahoo.com

Prof. Mark Tessler, University of Michigan, US, tessler@umich.edu

Dr. La Toya Waha, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany, latoya.waha@kas.de, latoya.k.waha@googlemail.com

Dr. Pierre Baudry, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes/CNRS and University of Bourgogne, France, baudrypierre@yahoo.fr

Prof. Keiko Sakai, Chiba University, Japan, keikosak@chiba-u.jp

Prof. Yasuyuki Matsunaga, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan matsunaga@tufs.ac.jp

Prof. Joanildo Burity, Joaquim Nabuco Foundation, Brazil, joanildo.burity@fundaj.gov.br

Ms. Ruchika Raina, Central University of Kashmir, India, rraina730@gmail.com

Dr. Ahmet Erdi Ozturk, London Metropolitan University, UK, e.ozturk@londonmet.ac.uk


Recognised as study group in 1986; granted research committee status in 1999.


RC43 - Religion and Politics focuses on global, regional and local interactions between religion and politics throughout the world. Political ideas and policies relevant to different religions (particularly, but not exclusively, those with global adherents) are examined. Public religion in contemporary culture and society is studied, particularly in relation to peace, development, human rights, environment, political processes, political organizations, and identity.

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