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Challenging Theocracy

Ancient Lessons for Global Politics

edited by David Tabachnick, Toivo Koivukoski & Herminio Meireles Teixeira

Publisher
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Initial publish date
Jun 2018
Category
General, History & Theory, General, Methodology, General, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781442649293
    Publish Date
    May 2018
    List Price
    $96.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781442626676
    Publish Date
    May 2018
    List Price
    $41.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442619906
    Publish Date
    Jun 2018
    List Price
    $41.95

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Commonly perceived as a direct threat to the practice of liberal democracy, the global reemergence of theocratic claims to political rule is a misunderstood development of twenty-first-century politics. Analyzing the relationship between religion and politics throughout the Middle East, Africa, and the United States, as well as classical and medieval political philosophical sources, Challenging Theocracy critiques the contemporary formation of theocracy.

 

Providing an account of the origins and influence of theocracy, the chapters in this volume explore ancient texts that articulate the theocratic political ideas that continue to bubble under the surface of political life today. In an effort to consider how regimes extend beyond their immediate institutional and legal forms and find their foundation in timeless ideas, the contributors examine ancient and modern political thought to better understand their persistent power and impact on global politics.

About the authors

David Edward Tabachnick is an associate professor in and Chair of the Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Economics at Nipissing University.

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Toivo Koivukoski is an associate professor of political science at Nipissing University. His books include After the Last Man: Excurses to the Limits of the Technological System (2008) and The New Barbarism and the Modern West: Recognizing an Ethic of Difference (2014).

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Hermínio Meireles Teixeira is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Economics at Nipissing University.

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