Term 1, Week 2

PLEASE NOTE this is a 2013 reading list—the precise content may change in future years.
Term 1, Week 2
The Politics of Religion
1. Has political science ignored religion, and if so: why?
2: Do we need a 'political science of religion'?
Core Readings
Jevtic, M. (2007), 'Political Science and Religion', Politics and Religion, 1(1): 59-69.
Kettell, S. (2012), 'Has Political Science Ignored Religion?', Political Science and Politics, 45(1).
Philpott, D. (2009), ‘Has the Study of Global Politics Found Religion?’, Annual Review of Political
Science, 12: 183-202.
Grzymala-Busse, A. (2012), ‘Why Comparative Politics Should Take Religion (More) Seriously’, Annual
Review of Political Science, 15: 421-42.
Wald, K. D. and Wilcox, C. (2006), 'Getting religion: has political science rediscovered the faith
factor?', American Political Science Review, 100(4): 523-29.
Supplementary Readings
Fox, J. (2001), 'Religion as an overlooked element of international studies', International Studies
Review, 3: 52-73.
Gill, A. (2001), 'Religion and comparative politics', Annual Review of Political Science, 4, 117-38.
Kettell, S. (f/c), 'Do we need a “political science of religion”?' (available via email).
Pew Research Center, (2012), ‘The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution
of the World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010’, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
Stark, R. (1999), 'Atheism, Faith, and the Social Scientific Study of Religion', Journal of Contemporary
Religion, 14(1): 41-62.
Wald, K. D., Silverman, A, L., and Fridy, K. S. (2005), 'Making sense of religion in political life', Annual
Review of Political Science, 8: 121-43.