SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.14 número3A narrativa utópica contemporânea: O califado, o martírio e a violência políticaEstado e religiões: O exemplo da Alemanha índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados

Journal

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartilhar


Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais

versão impressa ISSN 1519-6089versão On-line ISSN 1984-7289

Resumo

HAYNES, Jeffrey. Iran and shia transnational religious actors: Limits of political influence. Civitas, Rev. Ciênc. Soc. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.3, pp.452-466.  Epub 09-Mar-2020. ISSN 1984-7289.  https://doi.org/10.15448/1984-7289.2014.3.16942.

This paper has several objectives. First, it briefly examines the nature and characteristics of contemporary transnational religious actors and, second, identifies the concept of ‘transnational religious soft power’, which, I argue, such actors must have in order to achieve their objectives. Third, I focus on transnational Shia networks in the context of Iran's current attempt to acquire increased foreign policy influence in Iraq. The paper argues that transnational Shia networks in Iran and Iraq have relatively limited capacity to forge and pursue religious collective goals, as they are significantly undermined by nationalist and statist concerns. This is not to allege that nationalism and statism necessarily trump transnational religious goals – although in our case study this is indeed the case.

Palavras-chave : Transnational religious actors; Shia Islam; Iran; Iraq; Nationalism.

        · resumo em Português     · texto em Inglês     · Inglês ( pdf )