Workshop on Religion and Politics of Development

Workshop Opportunity

Organized by the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore, on 28-29 August 2013, the workshop you can attend is titled Religion and the Politics of Development: Priests, Potentates and “Progress“. You should also visit the site for more information.

Priests, Potentates, and “Progress” will explore the nexus of religion, development, and politics in Asia. Any discussion of politics must pay close attention to the state and discussion at the conference will be informed by recent developments in religion-and-the-state theory. However, politics extends beyond the state and includes activity at communal-levels as well as global flows of ideas, finances, and institutions. We are interested in exploring religion and the politics of development at multiple levels ( e.g. – municipal, provincial, national, transnational) and within key sites of development activity – especially topics related closely to poverty alleviation ( e.g. – health care, malnutrition, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), water and sanitation, social justice).

Please submit all applications to Dr Robin Bush ( and Dr Philip Fountain ( by 1 February 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 March 2013 and will be required to send a draft paper (5,000-8,000 words) by 15 July 2013. Travel and accommodation support is available from the Asia Research Institute, depending on need and availability of funds.

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