"Excellent through and through. This is a volume . . . long overdue in the interdisciplinary field of religion and politics. The book can be successfully used with students in political science and religious studies." --Lucien Turcescu, Concordia University
"A book like this is a fine balancing act. . . . This [one] does it very well." --Peter Beyer, University of Ottawa
About the Author
Paul S. Rowe is associate professor of political and international studies and senior research fellow in the Religion, Culture, and Conflict Research Group based at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada. He completed his undergraduate study at the University of Toronto, where he studied international relations and the history and literatures of the ancient Near East. He later completed a master of arts in political science at Dalhousie University, writing primarily on the political economy and related security issues of the Middle East. He earned his PhD at McGill University in 2003, where his dissertation focused upon the politics of Christian minority communities in Middle Eastern states. He has spent extended time in the Middle East and South Asia and continues to study the politics of religious groups in developing countries and at the global level.