From Pews to Politics (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)

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Does religion influence political participation? This book takes up this pressing debate using Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa as its empirical base to demonstrate that religious teachings communicated in sermons can influence both the degree and the form of citizens' political participation. McClendon and Riedl document some of the current diversity of sermon content in contemporary Christian houses of worship and then use a combination of laboratory experiments, observational survey data, focus groups, and case comparisons in Zambia, Uganda, and Kenya to interrogate the impact of sermon exposure on political participation and the longevity of that impact. Pews to Politics in Africa leverages the pluralism of sermons in sub-Saharan Africa to gain insight into the content of cultural influences and their consequences for how ordinary citizens participate in politics--
  • | Author: Gwyneth H. Mcclendon, Rachel Beatty Riedl
  • | Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • | Publication Date: Mar 31, 2022
  • | Number of Pages: 290 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 1108707971
  • | ISBN-13: 9781108707978
Author:
Gwyneth H. Mcclendon, Rachel Beatty Riedl
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date:
Mar 31, 2022
Number of pages:
290 pages
Language:
English
Binding:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1108707971
ISBN-13:
9781108707978