The Ashgate series in Religion and International Security is edited by Lee Marsden, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of East Anglia. Prospective authors are invited to submit proposals on the theme of religion and international security.
Early titles in the series include Lee Marsden and Heather Savigny‘s Media, Religion and Conflict and Rosemary Durward and Lee Marsden’s Religion, Conflict and Military Intervention. The Ashgate Research Companion on Religion and Conflict Resolution will be published in the series in 2011.
About the series:
In the twenty-first century religion has become an increasingly important factor in international relations and international security. Religion is seen by policy makers and academics as being a major contributor in conflict and its successful resolution.
The role of the Ashgate series in Religion and International Security is to provide such policy makers, practitioners, researchers and students with a first port of call in seeking to find the latest and most comprehensive research on religion and security. The series provides established and emerging authors with an opportunity to publish in a series with a reputation for high quality and cutting edge research in the field of religion and international security.
The series will produce analytical and scholarly works from around the world that demonstrate the relevance of religion in security and international relations. The intention is not to be prescriptive or reductionist in restricting the types of books that would be appropriate for the series and as such encourages a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches.
International security is broadly defined to incorporate inter and intra-state conflict, human security, terrorism, genocide, religious freedom, human rights, environmental security, the arms trade, securitisation, gender security, peace keeping, conflict resolution and humanitarian intervention. The distinguishing feature will be the religious element in any security or conflict issue.