Religious Persecution in Cross-National Context: Clashing Civilizations or Regulated Religious Economies?

  title={Religious Persecution in Cross-National Context: Clashing Civilizations or Regulated Religious Economies?},
  author={Brian J. Grim and Roger Finke},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={633 - 658}
  • B. Grim, R. Finke
  • Published 1 August 2007
  • Sociology
  • American Sociological Review
Despite the high visibility of religiously charged international social conflicts, the unique role of religion often is overlooked in social science research and theory. Some studies ignore religion, others conflate religion with other identities. Virtually all lack adequate data. We respond to these deficiencies by testing a theory-driven model of a particular form of social conflict, religious persecution. We investigate the proposition that religious regulation leads to religious persecution… 

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