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Religious Transnational Actors and Soft Power

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Scholarly and policy interest in the involvement of religion in international relations has increased in recent years, often with a focus on various kinds of transnational religious actors - including the Roman Catholic Church, al Qaeda and Shii networks in the Middle East. Some transnational religious actors affect international order, especially networks of Islamic extremists and terrorists.
This paper has several objectives. First, it examines the nature of transnational religious actors. Second, it looks at transnational religious soft power. Third, it discusses how transnational religious soft power can influence international order. Fourth, it focuses on Iran’s involvement in and influence on Shii transnational religious networks.
To be successful, transnational religious need to disseminate their 'global message' while adapting to local conditions and concerns. The Roman Catholic Church was able to do this in relation to democratisation and human rights in the 1980s and 1990s and al Qaeda was able to do it for a while following the USSR’s ejection from Afghanistan until its brutal methods dramatically undermined popular support. The paper contends that Shii transnational networks often find it difficult to forge collective goals as local concerns appear paramount, often underpinned by nationalist concerns. This is not to allege that nationalism necessarily trumps religious collective goals although it seems likely that in most cases this will indeed be the case. Further work is needed on religious transnationalism actors to determine whether this is likely to be the case but the very limited evidence presented in this paper suggests that we underestimate the power of nationalism and locality at our peril when seeking to understand what religious transnationalism can accomplish.

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Haynes, Jeffrey. "Religious Transnational Actors and Soft Power" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association Annual Conference "Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition", Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, Mar 16, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p502113_index.html>

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Haynes, J. P. , 2011-03-16 "Religious Transnational Actors and Soft Power" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association Annual Conference "Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition", Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p502113_index.html

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Abstract: Scholarly and policy interest in the involvement of religion in international relations has increased in recent years, often with a focus on various kinds of transnational religious actors - including the Roman Catholic Church, al Qaeda and Shii networks in the Middle East. Some transnational religious actors affect international order, especially networks of Islamic extremists and terrorists.
This paper has several objectives. First, it examines the nature of transnational religious actors. Second, it looks at transnational religious soft power. Third, it discusses how transnational religious soft power can influence international order. Fourth, it focuses on Iran’s involvement in and influence on Shii transnational religious networks.
To be successful, transnational religious need to disseminate their 'global message' while adapting to local conditions and concerns. The Roman Catholic Church was able to do this in relation to democratisation and human rights in the 1980s and 1990s and al Qaeda was able to do it for a while following the USSR’s ejection from Afghanistan until its brutal methods dramatically undermined popular support. The paper contends that Shii transnational networks often find it difficult to forge collective goals as local concerns appear paramount, often underpinned by nationalist concerns. This is not to allege that nationalism necessarily trumps religious collective goals although it seems likely that in most cases this will indeed be the case. Further work is needed on religious transnationalism actors to determine whether this is likely to be the case but the very limited evidence presented in this paper suggests that we underestimate the power of nationalism and locality at our peril when seeking to understand what religious transnationalism can accomplish.


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