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Netpeace and the cosmopolitan condition : multifaith movements and the politics of understanding

Halafoff, Anna 2010, Netpeace and the cosmopolitan condition : multifaith movements and the politics of understanding, Political theology, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 717-737.

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Title Netpeace and the cosmopolitan condition : multifaith movements and the politics of understanding
Author(s) Halafoff, Anna
Journal name Political theology
Volume number 11
Issue number 5
Start page 717
End page 737
Total pages 21
Publisher Equinox Publishing Ltd.
Place of publication Sheffield, England
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1462-317X
1743-1719
Keyword(s) cosmopolitan
multifaith
networks
peacebuilding
understanding
Summary The ultramodern era has been characterized paradoxically as one of great fear and great hope. Reactions to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 provide evidence of this ambivalence whereby a politics of fear and exclusion permeated Western societies, accompanied by a growing interest in collaborative cosmopolitan solutions addressing the most pressing global risks of our times. Culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse (CRALD) community experiences in the state of Victoria, Australia well illustrate this dichotomy. Drawing on this case study, I argue that the rise of multifaith and multi-actor peacebuilding networks in ultramodernity provide evidence that cosmopolitan solutions can effectively counter global risks, in this case particularly terrorism, and advance common security among diverse faith communities and across diverse sectors. In so doing I develop a new netpeace framework arguing that the politics of fear is best countered by a politics of understanding.
Language eng
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2010, Equinox Publishing Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30043782

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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