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By Jonathan Fox

ISBN-10: 0511415125

ISBN-13: 9780511415128

ISBN-10: 0521881315

ISBN-13: 9780521881319

This e-book delves into the level of presidency involvement in faith (GIR) among 1990 and 2002 utilizing either quantitative and qualitative technique. The research relies at the faith and country dataset (RAS), consisting of one hundred seventy five governments around the globe, all of that are addressed separately during this ebook. The sorts of GIR tested during this research comprise no matter if the govt has an authentic faith, even if a few religions are given preferential remedy, spiritual discrimination opposed to minority faith, executive rules of the bulk faith, and spiritual laws. The research exhibits that GIR is ubiquitous, that GIR elevated considerably in this interval, and that just a minority of states, together with a minority of democracies, have separation of faith and country. those findings contradict the predictions of religion's diminished public value present in modernization and secularization conception. The findings additionally exhibit that country non secular monopolies are associated with diminished spiritual participation.

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In the political science literature on conflict and violence, for example, until the events of Waco, Texas, in 1993 few political 7 For a survey of the modernization literature, see Almond (1960), Apter (1965), Deutsch (1953), Foster-Carter (1985), Halpern (1964), Kautsky (1972), Rostow (1959), Donald Smith (1970; 1974), and Sutton (1968). 8 It is arguable that international relations theory more profoundly discounts religion than do political science and sociology. This is because, unlike these two disciplines, international relations has no theory explaining why religion is not important, it is simply taken for granted that it is not.

This increasing awareness of the power of religion is not limited to Islam. S. politics. The liberation theology movement in Latin America and increasing participation of Catholic clergy in Latin American opposition movements demonstrates 16 Stark & Finke (2000: 18–20). 20 A World Survey of Religion and the State religion’s continuing potency in that world region. There is no shortage of ethnoreligious clashes that involve groups other than Muslims, including those in Sri Lanka, Tibet, and the Sikh-Hindu tensions in India.

Rubin (1994: 23). Juergensmeyer (1993). Religion’s Role in Politics and Society 23 produce sufficient economic development and truly democratic regimes. 28 These factors are also commonly used to explain the rise of political Islam. 29 Many similarly describe the rise of religious fundamentalism as a direct consequence of modernity. ’’30 In short, the goal of fundamentalism is to defend religion and religious identities against secularism. ’’31 In order to defend against modernity, fundamentalists try to create a separate social and political space with special behavior, language, music, body language, dress, and hairstyles to differentiate members from outsiders.

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