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 R. Finke},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={633 - 658}
  • Brian J. Grim, R. Finke
  • Published 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… CONTINUE READING
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