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How can the environmental humanities engage more critically with topics of religion? Associate professor in Japan Studies and project leader Aike Rots presents Whales of Power and the research project's main objectives.
is an interdisciplinary research group studying the various ways that religion features in day to day international politics. The team has co-written a book on religion in international politics (Religion, State and the United Nations, Routledge 2017).
Whereas religious violence and terrorism have attracted much scholarly interest, religious actors involved in ordinary political processes have largely gone unnoticed. Similarly, the impact of religious values and ideas in ordinary political processes is a much neglected topic in the study of religion as well as political science.