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The Resource Religion and democratization : framing religious and political identities in muslim and catholic societies, Michael D. Driessen

Religion and democratization : framing religious and political identities in muslim and catholic societies, Michael D. Driessen

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Religion and democratization : framing religious and political identities in muslim and catholic societies
Title
Religion and democratization
Title remainder
framing religious and political identities in muslim and catholic societies
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Michael D. Driessen
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Religion and Democratization is a comparative study of how regime types and religion-state arrangements frame questions of religious and political identities in Muslim and Catholic societies. The book proposes a theory for modeling the dynamics of "religiously friendly democratization" processes in which states institutionally favor specific religious values and organizations and allow religious political parties to contest elections. Religiously friendly democratization has a transformative effect on both the democratic politics and religious life of society. As this book demonstrates, it affects the political goals of religious leaders and the political salience of the religious identities of religious individuals. In a religiously charged national setting, religiously friendly democratization can generate more support for democracy among religious actors. By embedding religious ideas and values into its institutions, however, it also mediates the effects of secularization on national religious markets, creating more favorable conditions for the emergence of public religions and new trajectories of religious life. The book anchors its theoretical claims in case studies of Italy and Algeria, integrating original qualitative evidence and statistical data on voters' political and religious attitudes. It also considers the dynamics of religiously friendly democratization across the Muslim world today, through a comparative analysis of Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey and Indonesia. Finally, the book examines the theory's wider relevance through a large-N quantitative analysis, employing cross-national databases on religion-state relationships created by Grim and Finke and Fox"--
  • "Religion and Democratization is a comparative study of how regime types and religion-state arrangements frame questions of religious and political identities in Muslim and Catholic societies. The book proposes a theory for modeling the dynamics of "Religiously Friendly Democratization" processes in which states institutionally favor specific religious values and organizations and allow religious political parties to contest elections. Religiously friendly democratization has a transformative effect on both the democratic politics and religious life of society. The book explains this transformation as a function of religiously friendly democratization's effects on the political goals of religious leaders and the political salience of the religious identities of religious individuals. In a religiously charged national setting, as scholars working on the inclusion-moderation hypothesis have argued, religiously friendly democratization can generate more support for democracy among religious actors. By embedding religious ideas and values into its institutions, however, religiously friendly democratization also mediates the effects of secularization on national religious markets, creating more favorable conditions for the emergence of public religions and new trajectories of religious life. The book anchors its theoretical claims in case studies of Italy and Algeria, integrating original qualitative evidence and statistical data on voters' political and religious attitudes. It also considers the dynamics of religiously friendly democratization across the Muslim world today, through a comparative analysis of Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey and Indonesia"--
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Dewey number
322/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.P7
LC item number
D75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Religion and democratization : framing religious and political identities in muslim and catholic societies, Michael D. Driessen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Religion, state and democracy -- 2. Islam and Catholicism -- 3. Towards a general theory of religiously friendly democratization -- 4. Religion and democratization in Italy -- 5. Religion and Democratization in Algeria -- 6. Religion and democratization across the Muslim majority world -- 7. Statistical Explorations -- Conclusions -- Archives -- Databases -- Appendix A. -- Appendix B -- Appendix C
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780199329700
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023903020
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904255145
  • (OCoLC)863632071
Label
Religion and democratization : framing religious and political identities in muslim and catholic societies, Michael D. Driessen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Religion, state and democracy -- 2. Islam and Catholicism -- 3. Towards a general theory of religiously friendly democratization -- 4. Religion and democratization in Italy -- 5. Religion and Democratization in Algeria -- 6. Religion and democratization across the Muslim majority world -- 7. Statistical Explorations -- Conclusions -- Archives -- Databases -- Appendix A. -- Appendix B -- Appendix C
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780199329700
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023903020
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904255145
  • (OCoLC)863632071

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