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Sacred and secular : religion and politics worldwide

Author: Pippa Norris; Ronald Inglehart
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge studies in social theory, religion, and politics.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This book develops a theory of secularization and existential security, demonstrating that the publics of virtually all advanced industrial societies have been moving toward more secular orientations during the past fifty years, but also that the world as a whole now has more people with traditional religious views than ever before"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pippa Norris; Ronald Inglehart
ISBN: 9781107011281 1107011280 9781107648371 1107648378
OCLC Number: 698626384
Description: xvi, 375 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I: Understanding Secularization: 1. The secularization debate --
2. Measuring secularization --
3. Comparing secularization worldwide --
Part II: Case Studies of Religion and Politics: 4. The puzzle of secularization in the United States and Western Europe --
5. A religious revival in post-communist Europe? --
6. Religion and politics in the Muslim world --
Part III: The Consequences of Secularization: 7. Religion, the Protestant ethic, and moral values --
8. Religious organizations and social capital --
9. Religious parties and electoral behavior --
Part IV: Conclusions: 10. Secularization and its consequences --
11. Re-examining the theory of existential security --
12. Re-examining evidence for the security thesis.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in social theory, religion, and politics.
Responsibility: Pippa Norris, Ronald Inglehart.

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