Religion and Legislative Politics

Elizabeth A. Oldmixon

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780195326529
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Religion and Legislative Politics

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This article presents a review of the existing religion and legislative studies, which is a limited but slowly growing body of literature. It pinpoints one major challenge to scholarship, which is the conceptualization and measurement of religion. It then summarizes and critiques legislative behavior scholarship. The article introduces aggregate outputs and identifies the role of organized religious interests.

Keywords: religious studies; legislative studies; scholarship; legislative behavior scholarship; aggregate outputs; organized religious interests

Article.  9692 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Religious Issues and Debates ; Religious Studies

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