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Religion and American Political Participation

Peter W. Wielhouwer

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780195326529
Published online January 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195326529.003.0014

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Religion and American Political Participation

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This article discusses several approaches to explaining political participation and determines how religion relates to each. It provides a brief review of the ways that political participation has been classified. A discussion of the major research orientations on political engagement, the findings that have emerged through these different approaches, and how religion relates to each is also included.

Keywords: political participation; classification; research orientations; political engagement; religion

Article.  15192 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Religious Issues and Debates ; Religious Studies

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