Religion, Politics and Civilizational Dynamics in the Modern World

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2021-65-4-123-131
E. Rashkovskii (,
Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO), 23, Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation

Received 11.01.2020.

Abstract. The paper attempts to interpret civilizational as well as political dynamics of the modern world in terms of contents and pivotal meanings in the religious sphere as such. According to the author, it is impossible to imagine all the complex of human identities, antagonisms, sympathies, and mutual understanding without taking into account specific features of religious symbolism. Thanks to these kinds of features religious sphere constantly interacting with different fields of law, politics, and international relations. As for the political field, the religious sphere is viewed in intrinsic triple connections: Religious Institutions – Statehood – Civil Society. This kind of approach tends to balance the principles of cultural heritage, secular state as well as of human rights and dignity.


Keywords: development, religion, civilization, statehood, civil society, globalization, meanings, identity, secularization, “La revanche de Dieu”, dialogue


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Rashkovsky E. Religion, Politics and Civilizational Dynamics in the Modern World. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2021, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 123-131.

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