The Politicization of Russian Orthodoxy

Actors and Ideas



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The Politicization of Russian Orthodoxy
Actors and Ideas
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This book analyzes the ideologies of politicized Orthodox Christianity in today Russia including fundamentalism, pan-Slavism, neo-Eurasianism, Orthodox communism and nationalism. Apart from textual analysis, the volume provides a description of the specific subculture of political Orthodoxy, i.e. its language, symbols, art, mass media, hangouts and dresscode. This study represents the first scholarly examination of these topics. Unlike other publications on the politicization of Orthodoxy, it is focused not on the political ambitions of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), but on political movements ideologically based on their own interpretations of the Orthodox doctrine, often contravening the canonical version. The book demonstrates that the “political Orthodox” or “Orthodox patriots” are a specific branch of believers who frequently do not practice Orthodoxy properly, inventing, instead, their own quasi-Orthodox rituals. The volume shows that the ROC is not responsible for such religious politicization and that the community of the political Orthodox is rather guided by religiously oriented lay intellectuals. The book provides a brief analysis of this intellectual community. Finally, the volume demonstrates that, even in the absence of significant electoral achievements, some religio-political Orthodox movements—namely, fundamentalists and nationalists—have been able to gain public support at the grassroots level. They have been able to infiltrate larger and more moderate political organizations thus contributing to a general “Orthodoxization” of Russian political discourse.
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Anastasia V. Mitrofanova, b. 1973, is a Senior Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at the Diplomatic Academy of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Russian Federation. She received her M.A. (1994) and Cand.Sc. (1998) in Political Science from Moscow State University. In 1997, she was a Fox Visiting Fellow at the Yale University Center for International and Area Studies, in 2000, a Fellow at the College of Security Studies of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies at Honolulu, and, in 2004, a Visiting Professor at Kutztown University, Pennsylvania. In 2002–2004, she held a Research and Writhing Initiative Individual Grant of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Program on Global Security and Sustainability. Mitrofanova’s main publication are Politizatsiia ‘pravoslavnogo mira’ (Moskva: Nauka 2004), and, as editor, Religiia v mezhdunarodnykh otnosheniiakh: Za predelami ‘mezhkonfessional’nogo dialoga’ (Moskva: Moskovskii filosofskii fond 2003).
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“Overall, the authors arguments and observations, many of which were undertaken in field work and interviewing a number of people in the groups, were not only plausible but highly interesting. […] There is also great potential for Mitrofanova and other researchers to develop this work further.” (CEU Political Science Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1)
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Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Autor/-in Anastasia V Mitrofanova, William C Gay
Herausgeber/-in Andreas Umland
Anzahl der Seiten 248
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 26.07.2005
Gewicht (kg) 0.3500
ISBN-13 9783898214810