Readings

WEEK # TOPICS READINGS
1 Course Overview  
2 Social Scientific Approaches I Amazon logo Hamilton, Malcolm. The Sociology of Religion. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Routledge, 2001. ISBN: 9780415226677.
3 Social Scientific Approaches II

Amazon logo Hamilton, Malcolm. The Sociology of Religion. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Routledge, 2001. ISBN: 9780415226677.

Iannaccone, Laurence R. "Introduction to the Economics of Religion." Journal of Economic Literature 36, no. 3 (September 1998): 1465-1495.

Gill, Anthony. "The Political Origins of Religious Liberty: Initial Sketch of a General Theory." The Political Origins of Religious Liberty. Draft book manuscript.

Berman, Eli. "Hamas, Taliban and the Jewish Underground: An Economist's View of Radical Religious Militias." NBER Working Paper 10004, October 2002.

Ruffle, Bradley, and Richard Sosis. "Does It Pay to Pray? Evaluating the Economic Return to Religious Ritual." January 2004. Forthcoming.

4 Modernization and Secularization

Amazon logo Casanova, Jose. Public Religions in the Modern World. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780226095356.

Amazon logo Norris, Pippa, and Ronald Inglehart. Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2004, chapters 1-6. ISBN: 9780521548724.

Chen, Daniel. "Club Goods and Group Identity: Evidence from Islamic Resurgence During the Indonesian Financial Crisis." February 2005. Forthcoming in American Economic Review.

5 Political Behavior and Democratic Politics

Kalyvas, Stathis N. "Democracy and Religious Politics: Evidence from Belgium." Comparative Political Studies 31, no. 3 (1998): 292-330.

Layman, Geoffrey, and Edward Carmines. "Religion and Political Behavior in the United States: The Impact of Beliefs, Affiliations, and Commitments from 1980 to 1994." Public Opinion Quarterly 61, no. 2 (Spring 1997): 288-316.

White, Stephen, Ian McAllister, and Ol'ga Kryshtanovskaya. "Religion and Politics in Postcommunist Russia." Religion, State, and Society 22, no. 1 (1994).

Amazon logo Norris, Pippa, and Ronald Inglehart. "Religious Parties and Electoral Behavior." Chapter 9 in Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp. 196-212. ISBN: 9780521548724.

Lijphart, Arend. "Religious vs. Linguistic vs. Class Voting." American Political Science Review 73, no. 2 (June 1979): 452-458.

Glaeser, Edward, and Giacomo Ponzetto. "Strategic Extremism: Why Republicans and Democrats Divide on Religious Values." The Quarterly Journal of Economics 120, no. 4 (November 2005): 1283-1330.

Woodberry, Robert. "Democratization in Post-Colonial Societies: The Long-Term Influences of Religion and Colonial Governments." Working paper.

6 Nationalism and State-Building I

Amazon logo Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. Revised ed. New York, NY: Verso, 2006. ISBN: 9781844670864.

Amazon logo Smith, Anthony. The Ethnic Origins of Nations. Reprint ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Professional, 1991, especially chapters 1, 2, 5, 7, and 8. ISBN: 9780631161691.

Garrard-Burnett, Virginia. "Liberalism, Protestantism, and Indigenous Resistance in Guatemala, 1870-1920." Latin American Perspectives 24, no. 1 (1997): 35-55.

7 Nationalism and State-Building II

Amazon logo Lustick, Ian. Unsettled States, Disputed Lands: Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank-Gaza. Reprint ed. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1995, chapters 1-5, and 10. ISBN: 9780801480881.

Juergensmeyer, Mark. "The New Religious State." Comparative Politics 27, no. 4 (July 1995): 379-91.

8 Church-State Relations and Political Legitimacy

Barro, Robert, and Rachel McCleary. "Which Countries Have State Religions?" NBER Working Paper 10438, April 2004.

Burns, Gene. "The Politics of Ideology: The Papal Struggle with Liberalism." American Journal of Sociology 95, no. 5 (March 1990): 1123-1152.

Gill, Anthony. "Rendering unto Caesar? Religious Competition and Catholic Political Strategy in Latin America, 1962-79." American Journal of Political Science 38, no. 2 (1994): 403-25.

Demerath, N. J. "Religious Capital and Capital Religions: Cross-Cultural and Non-Legal Factors in the Separation of Church and State." Daedalus 120, no. 3 (Summer 1991): 21-40.

Philpott, Daniel. "Explaining the Political Ambivalence of Religion." Working Paper 77. Project on Religion, Political Economy, and Society. Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, February 2006.

Taylor, Julie. "Prophet Sharing: Strategic Interaction Between Muslim Clerics and Middle Eastern Regimes." Working Paper 79. Project on Religion, Political Economy, and Society. Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, April 2006.

9 Civil Society and Social Movements

Amazon logo Casanova, Jose. Public Religions in the Modern World. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994, chapter 5. ISBN: 9780226095356.

Amazon logo Wittenberg, Jason. Crucibles of Political Loyalty: Church Institutions and Electoral Continuity in Hungary. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2006, chapter 5. ISBN: 9780521849128.

Munson, Ziad. "Islamic Mobilization: Social Movement Theory and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood." The Sociological Quarterly 42, no. 4 (2001): 487-510.

Amazon logo Dunn, Elizabeth. "Money, Morality, and Modes of Civil Society Among American Mormon." In Civil Society: Challenging Western Models. Edited by Chris Hann and Elizabeth Dunn. New York, NY: Routledge, 1996. ISBN: 9780415132190.

Amazon logo Norris, Pippa, and Ronald Inglehart, "Religious Organizations and Social Capital." Chapter 8 in Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780521548724.

10 Clash of Civilizations?

Amazon logo Huntington, Samuel P. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996, chapters 1, 9, and 10. ISBN: 9780684811642.

Amazon logo Eickelman, Dale F. "Trans-State Islam and Security." Chapter 1 in Transnational Religion and Fading States. Edited by Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and James Piscatori. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780813327686.

Fox, Jonathan. "State Failure and the Clash of Civilizations: An Examination of the Magnitude and Extent of domestic Civilizational Conflict from 1950 to 1996." Australian Journal of Political Science 38, no. 2 (2003): 195-213.

———. "Two Civilizations and Ethnic Conflict: Islam and the West." Journal of Peace Research 38, no. 4 (2001): 459-472.

11 Terrorism

Amazon logo Juergensmeyer, Mark. Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2003, chapters 1, 7-11, and a couple of empirical chapters. ISBN: 9780520240117.

Krueger, Alan B., and Jitka Maleckova. "Education, Poverty, Political Violence, and Terrorism: Is There a Causal Connection?" Journal of Economic Perspectives (2003): 119-44.

12 Terrorism - Suicide Attacks

Amazon logo Pape, Robert. Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism. New York, NY: Random House, 2005, chapters 1-6, and 9-10. ISBN: 9781400063178.

Iannaccone, Laurence R. "The Market for Martyrs." Global Prosperity Initiative Working Paper No. 35, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, December 2003. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)