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Author Anckar, Carsten, 1969-

Title Religion and democracy : a worldwide comparison / Carsten Anckar
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 196 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in religion and politics
Routledge studies in religion and politics
Contents Defining and measuring religious dominance -- Defining and measuring democracy -- Controlling extraneous variance -- Religious affiliation and democratic values -- Christianity -- Judaism -- Islam -- Buddhism -- Hinduism -- Chinese folk religions -- Ethnoreligions -- Knitting the threads together -- Secularism and religious constellations -- Bivariate patterns -- Multivariate patterns -- Regional patterns -- Global patterns -- Regional patterns -- What have we learnt? -- How much do numbers tell us? -- Appendix : countries included in the third, fourth, and fifth waves of the world values surveys according to dominant religion and Freedom House status at time of survey
Summary This important new study empirically assesses the relationship between religion and democracy, looking at the global, regional and individual country picture. Using a wide range of quantitative data, Anckar tests the validity of Huntington's claim that democracy and religion are tightly connected, and that western Christianity is the only religion capable of supporting democratic institutions. Anckar evaluates both the broader assumptions that the introduction and the stability of a democratic form of government is dependent on the dominating religion in the country at the macro level and t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Comparative studies
Democracy -- Religious aspects.
RELIGION -- Religion, Politics & State.
Vergleichende Forschung
Genre/Form Comparative studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010049276
ISBN 0203814894