Moral Pressure for Responsible Globalization

Religious Diplomacy in the Age of the Anthropocene

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Sherrie M. Steiner
International Studies in Religion
  • Boston, MA: 
    , March
     384 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
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In Moral Pressure for Responsible Globalization, Sherrie M. Steiner offers an account of religious diplomacy with the G8, G7 and G20 to evoke new possibilities in an effort to influence globalization to become more equitable and sustainable. Commonly portrayed as ‘out of control’, globalization is considered here as a political process that can be redirected to avoid the tragedy of the global commons. The secularization tradition of religion depicts faith-based public engagement as dangerous. Making use of historical materials from faith-based G-plus System shadow summits (2005-2017), Steiner provides ample information to arrive at an interpretation that significantly differs from traditional accounts. Using broader scope conditions, Steiner considers how human induced environmental changes contribute to religious resurgence under conditions of weakening nation states.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Sherrie M. Steiner is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Her publications on environment and religion include “Is Religious Soft Power of Consequence in the World Today?” in Jean-Guy A. Goulet (editor) Experiencing Religion in the Contemporary World, Religious Diversity Today, Volume 3:1-34 (Praeger).


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