Sex, Secularism and Religious Influence in US Politics

@article{Bernstein2010SexSA,
  title={Sex, Secularism and Religious Influence in US Politics},
  author={Elizabeth Bernstein and Jane R. Jakobsen},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  year={2010},
  volume={31},
  pages={1023 - 1039}
}
Abstract Through an analysis of alliances between secular and religious actors in US politics and a specific case study on anti-trafficking policy, we show that the intertwining of religion and politics in the US comes from two sources: 1) the secular political and cultural institutions of American public life that have developed historically out of Protestantism, and which predominantly operate by presuming Protestant norms and values; and 2) the direct influence on US politics of religious… 

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