POLS-271   Religion & Politics in Comparative Pers

This course examines religion as an agent of political mobilization and change across different cultural contexts in terms of its historical development, cultural manifestation, and its effects on the political system. Attention is given to such topics as the Christian Right in the United States, liberation theology in Latin America, Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East, and the role of ultra orthodox Jews in Israeli politics. Not offered 2012-2013.