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Authority, Authoritarianism, and Religion  

Ryan P. Burge

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Nov 2018
Since around the 1950s, hundreds of articles have been published in social science that are concerned with the concept of authority and authoritarianism and how both relate to religion. ... More

Civil War and Religion: Salafi-Jihadist Groups  

Emil Aslan Souleimanov

Reflecting on the recent rise of Salafi groups and their impact on civil war, the academic literature on Salafi radicalization, mobilization, and recruitment has burgeoned in the recent ... More

Electoral Choice and Religion: An Overview  

Christopher D. Raymond

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Nov 2018
A wide body of research has studied the impact of religious cleavages on electoral choice in a range of democracies. This research focuses on two types of religious cleavages. One type of ... More

Terrorism and Religion: Christian Fundamentalism  

Douglas Pratt

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Nov 2018
Terrorism is a multifaceted phenomenon. It is by no means the sole province of religious fundamentalism although it can be (and sometimes is) the end result of an ideological trajectory ... More

Non-Governmental Organizations: Bread for the World, Inc.  

Erica Ashbaugh and Gary A. Goreham

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Oct 2018
Bread for the World, Inc. is a 501(c)4 faith-based organization whose purpose is to advocate policymakers to end hunger and poverty. The organization began in the early 1970s, founded by ... More

Party Families and Political Ideologies  

Herbert Kitschelt

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Oct 2018
Conceptions of party family serve as signals to political actors, but also as analytical categories for scholars to classify parties with the purpose of developing theoretical arguments ... More

The Political Role of the Catholic Hierarchy: A Structural Analysis  

Timothy A. Byrnes

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Oct 2018
The key to understanding the political role of the Catholic hierarchy is acknowledging that the leadership of the Catholic Church is remarkably well suited to participate at all levels of ... More

Stereotype Measurement in Political Decision Making  

Angela L. Bos, Heather Madonia, and Monica C. Schneider

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Oct 2018
Stereotypes are a set of beliefs a person holds about the personal attributes of a group of people. The beliefs are commonly held and understood, which allows people to use them as ... More

Government Legitimacy and Religion  

Michael Hoffman

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Sep 2018
Despite the predictions of Marxists and secularization theorists alike, the relationship between religion and government legitimacy is mixed. Religion, in its various forms, can serve to ... More

The Political Opportunity Structure and Religion  

Luis Felipe Mantilla

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Sep 2018
There is growing scholarly recognition of the prominent role that religion can play in empowering, shaping, and constraining political mobilization. Conceptually, religion can intersect ... More

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