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Religion and the Politics of Development

  • Philip Fountain
  • Robin Bush
  • R. Michael Feener

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

About this book


This volume brings emerging research on religion and development into conversation with politics. Deploying innovative conceptual frameworks, and drawing on empirical research from across contemporary Asia, this collection makes an incisive contribution to the analysis of aid and development processes.


Religion development politics Asia charity philanthropy aid ethnography secular poverty East Asia gender privatization society

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip Fountain
    • 1
  • Robin Bush
    • 2
  • R. Michael Feener
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Religion and Globalization Cluster, Asia Research InstituteNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Research Triangle InternationalIndonesia
  3. 3.Asia Research InstituteSingapore
  4. 4.National University of SingaporeSingapore

About the editors

Melissa L. Caldwell, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA Nalika Gajaweera, University of Southern California, USA Kikue Hamayotsu, Northern Illinois University, USA Zoltan Pall, National University of Singapore, Singapore Emma Tomalin, University of Leeds, UK Oscar Salemink, University of Copenhagen, Denmark R. Santhosh , Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India Chika Watanabe, University of Manchester, UK Wu Keping, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Bibliographic information


“The contents of this book are very relevant for scholars in several fields, especially as a tool for advancing interdisciplinary research on the topics at hand. … This book is well-organized and touches on a wide range of subjects related to the central theme. … this book will serve as an excellent resource for researchers striving to construct new or rethought forms of development policy and application.” (Peter D. A. Wood, Progress in Development Studies, Vol. 16 (3), 2016)