The Resource Nations under God : How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy, Anna Grzymala-Busse

Nations under God : How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy, Anna Grzymala-Busse

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Nations under God : How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy
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Nations under God
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How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy
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Anna Grzymala-Busse
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In some religious countries, churches have drafted constitutions, restricted abortion, and controlled education. In others, church influence on public policy is far weaker. Why? Nations under God argues that where religious and national identities have historically fused, churches gain enormous moral authority—and covert institutional access. These powerful churches then shape policy in backrooms and secret meetings instead of through open democratic channels such as political parties or the ballot box.Through an in-depth historical analysis of six Christian democracies that share similar religious profiles yet differ in their policy outcomes—Ireland and Italy, Poland and Croatia, and the United States and Canada—Anna Grzymala-Busse examines how churches influenced education, abortion, divorce, stem cell research, and same-sex marriage. She argues that churches gain the greatest political advantage when they appear to be above politics. Because institutional access is covert, they retain their moral authority and their reputation as defenders of the national interest and the common good. Nations under God shows how powerful church officials in Ireland, Canada, and Poland have directly written legislation, vetoed policies, and vetted high-ranking officials. It demonstrates that religiosity itself is not enough for churches to influence politics—churches in Italy and Croatia, for example, are not as influential as we might think—and that churches allied to political parties, such as in the United States, have less influence than their notoriety suggests
Biographical or historical data
Anna Grzymala-Busse is the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan. Her books include Rebuilding Leviathan: Party Competition and State Exploitation in Post-Communist Democracies.
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IN-ChSCO
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Grzymala-Busse, Anna
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LC call number
BR115.P7
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dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Democracy
  • Nationalism
  • Christianity and politics
  • Church and state
  • Religion, Jewish Studies, Theology
  • Systematic Theology and Philosophy of Religion
  • Theologie, Christentum
  • Theology, Jewish Studies and Religious Studies
  • Religion
  • Religion
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specialized
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Nations under God : How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy, Anna Grzymala-Busse
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 4. Post-Communist Divergence: Poland and Croatia
  • Chapter 5. Religious Pluralism and Church Influence: United States and Canada
  • Conclusion. Where Churches Matter
  • Appendix. Further Tests of the Argument
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Weapons of the Meek: How Churches Influence Policy
  • Chapter 3. Catholic Monopolies: Ireland and Italy
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unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource(440 p.)
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online
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9781400866458
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1515/9781400866458
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)459959
  • (OCoLC)984686912
  • (DE-B1597)9781400866458
Label
Nations under God : How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy, Anna Grzymala-Busse
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 4. Post-Communist Divergence: Poland and Croatia
  • Chapter 5. Religious Pluralism and Church Influence: United States and Canada
  • Conclusion. Where Churches Matter
  • Appendix. Further Tests of the Argument
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Weapons of the Meek: How Churches Influence Policy
  • Chapter 3. Catholic Monopolies: Ireland and Italy
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource(440 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866458
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400866458
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459959
  • (OCoLC)984686912
  • (DE-B1597)9781400866458

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