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Religion and Policy in Asia (PPPM205)

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Religion is not often analysed in conjunction with public policy. Policy involves the architecture of regulation – evoking rationality and secular bureaucracy. Religion, on the other hand, is rooted in ideology and ritual, and faith in things unseen. However, religion underpins not only most societies and cultures of Asia, but is also a key element in nation-state formation and identity. It wields formidable political clout. Furthermore, policy-making on religious matters is one of the most s...


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