Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy

Mediating Religion and Government

Political Institutions and the Policy Process

Editors: den Dulk, Kevin R., Oldmixon, E. (Eds.)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-38975-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-39440-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-48392-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

The study of religion and politics is a strongly behavioral sub-discipline, and within the American context, scholars place tremendous emphasis on its influence on political attitudes and behaviors, resultuing in a better understanding of religion's ability to shape voting patterns, party affiliation, and views of public policy.

About the authors

Harold F. Bass, Ouachita Baptist University, USA Daniel Bennett, Eastern Kentucky University, USA Brian Calfano, Missouri State University, USA Kimberly H. Conger, Colorado State University, USA J. Tobin Grant, Southern Illinois University, USA James L. Guth, Furman University, USA Michael T. Heaney, University of Michigan, USA Ted G. Jelen, University of Nevada, USA Sandy H. Kim, Southern Illinois University, USA Mark J. Rozell, George Mason University, USA David Ryden, Hope College, USA Nilay Saiya, State University of New York, USA Robert Velez, Southern Illinois University, USA

Reviews

"This important new volume injects a much-needed institutionalist perspective into the study of religion and politics, pushing the boundaries of how we study the intersection beyond the usual focus on mass-level political attitudes and behaviors. The book is accessibly written while also having the potential to generate many new and exciting research questions for scholars." - Laura R. Olson, Centennial Professor, Clemson University, USA

"This volume addresses an important and under-explored question in the field of religion and politics: how religion shapes the governing institutions that ultimately determine whether and how religiously-derived preferences are reflected in public policy. Its contributions are diverse but thematically unified, shedding light on the role of religion in all three branches of government along with interest groups, political parties, and the states. The den Dulk and Oldmixon collection is an invaluable companion to the manifold studies of religion and political behavior that have emerged over the last twenty years." - Matthew Wilson, Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University, USA


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • An Institutionalist Perspective on Religion and Politics

    Dulk, Kevin R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Political Rhetoric and Institutional Structures: Religious Advocacy in the US Congress

    Heaney, Michael T. (et al.)

    Pages 15-37

  • Religious Market Interest Groups: Do They Sing with an Upper Class Accent?

    Grant, J. Tobin (et al.)

    Pages 39-57

  • Religion and Political Parties: Mediation in the Mass Party Era

    Calfano, Brian

    Pages 59-82

  • Serving God by Shaping Law: Religious Legal Advocacy in the United States

    Bennett, Daniel

    Pages 83-107

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-38975-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-39440-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-48392-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mediating Religion and Government
Book Subtitle
Political Institutions and the Policy Process
Editors
  • Kevin R. den Dulk
  • E. Oldmixon
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Kevin R. den Dulk and Elizabeth A. Oldmixon
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38975-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137389756
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39440-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48392-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 264
Topics