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Religion and Politics - POL305

Since the eighteenth century Enlightenment philosophers have predicted that religion would vanish as capitalism, science and state separation from religion progressed. To some extent this has happened in some European countries, but, on the whole, the 'secularisation thesis' has not come true. Not only is religion still with us, but in many regions of the world it has grown and its impact has become more intense. This unit examines the nature of the relationship between religion and politics by analysing the history of political thought, as well as recent developments in global and national politics.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Ian Tregenza

39cp at 100 level or above or (6cp in HIST or MHIS or POL units at 200 level including 3cp in POL) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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