In his chapter in the forthcoming volume, Religion, Identity, and Global Governance: Ideas, Evidence, and Practice, Dr. Chris Seiple argues that as various disciplines and communities make fundamental shifts in their self and global awareness—from theory to reality, religion to belief, tolerance to respect, and defense to security—a more holistic approach to traditional international affairs is taking place. This increased and interrelated awareness sheds ideology and creates new identity, and thus more relevance, for those same disciplines and communities. His chapter, titled “From Ideology to Identity: Building a Foundation for Communities of the Willing,” is part of the “Practice” portion of the volume, edited by Patrick James and published by the University of Toronto Press (December 2010).

Religion, Identity, and Global Governance is being published as part of the University of Southern California’s Religion, Identity, and Global Governance project. The project’s goal is to “[D]evelop a comprehensive research and training program to prepare students for careers in which issues of religious identity and religious norms and values are likely to intervene.”

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