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Transnational Religions, Local Agents, and the Study of Religion, 1800-Present
Globalization and the Making of Religious Modernity in China, co-edited by Thomas Jansen, Thoralf Klein and Christian Meyer, investigates the transformation of China’s religious landscape under the impact of global influences since 1800. The interdisciplinary case studies analyze the ways in which processes of globalization are interlinked with localizing tendencies, thereby forging transnational relationships between individuals, the state and religious as well as non-religious groups at the same time that the global concept ‘religion’ embeds itself in the emerging Chinese ‘religious field’ and within the new academic disciplines of Religious Studies and Theology. The contributions unravel the intellectual, social, political and economic forces that shaped and were themselves shaped by the emergence of what has remained a highly contested category.

The contributors are: Hildegard Diemberger, Vincent Goossaert, Esther-Maria Guggenmos, Thomas Jansen, Thoralf Klein, Dirk Kuhlmann, LAI Pan-chiu, Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, Christian Meyer, Lauren Pfister, Chloë Starr, Xiaobing Wang-Riese, and Robert P. Weller.
In: Globalization and the Making of Religious Modernity in China
In: Globalization and the Making of Religious Modernity in China
In: Globalization and the Making of Religious Modernity in China
Krieg und Militär zwischen staatlichem Monopol und Privatisierung
Spätestens mit dem Krieg der USA im Irak ist die bedeutende Rolle privater Sicherheitsfirmen im modernen Krieg deutlich geworden. Ist die Zeit der großen Armeen zu Ende, kehrt die der privaten 'Unternehmer des Krieges' zurück? Der Band untersucht das historische Spannungsverhältnis zwischen privaten Truppen, Söldnern, Condottieri und Kriegsherren einerseits und der Monopolisierung der bewaffneten Macht, des Krieges und der Kriegführung durch den Staat andererseits, von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart.