Activist Religion, Empire, and the Emergence of Modern Long-Distance Advocacy Networks

@article{Stamatov2010ActivistRE,
  title={Activist Religion, Empire, and the Emergence of Modern Long-Distance Advocacy Networks},
  author={Peter Stamatov},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={75},
  pages={607 - 628}
}
Considering long-distance advocacy as a distinctive institution of European modernity, the article examines the genesis and history of networks engaged in political action on behalf of distant others. Ever since the beginnings of European expansion overseas in the sixteenth century, such networks have originated from a persistent pattern of radicalization of religious actors against rival networks within the context of empire. In the late eighteenth century, the very same processes led to the… Expand
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