Political secularism, Religion, and the State: A time series analysis of worldwide data

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Abstract

This book examines 111 types of state religion policy in 177 countries between 1990and 2008. Jonathan Fox argues that policy is largely a result of the competition between political secular actors and religious actors, both of which try to influence state religion policy. While there are other factors that influence state religion policy and both the secular and religious camps are divided, Fox offers that the secular-religious competition perspective provides critical insight into the nature of religious politics across the globe. Whilemany states have both increased and decreased their involvement in religion, Fox demonstrates that states which have become more involved in religion are far more common.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages285
ISBN (Electronic)9781139924610
ISBN (Print)9781107076747
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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Publisher Copyright:
© Jonathan Fox 2015.

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