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The Resource Godless Democrats and pious Republicans? : party activists, party capture, and the 'God gap', Ryan L. Claassen

Godless Democrats and pious Republicans? : party activists, party capture, and the 'God gap', Ryan L. Claassen

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Godless Democrats and pious Republicans? : party activists, party capture, and the 'God gap'
Title
Godless Democrats and pious Republicans?
Title remainder
party activists, party capture, and the 'God gap'
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Ryan L. Claassen
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Do Evangelical activists control the Republican Party? Do secular activists control the Democratic Party? In Godless Democrats and Pious Republicans?, Ryan Claassen carefully assesses the way campaign activists represent religious and non-religious groups in American political parties dating back to the 1960s. By providing a new theoretical framework for investigating the connections between macro social and political trends, the results challenge a conventional wisdom in which recently mobilized religious and Secular extremists captured the parties and created a God gap. The new approach reveals that very basic social and demographic trends matter far more than previously recognized and that mobilization matters far less. The God gap in voting is real, but it was not created by Christian Right mobilization efforts and a Secular backlash. Where others see culture wars and captured parties, Claassen finds many religious divisions in American politics are artifacts of basic social changes. This very basic insight leads to many profoundly different conclusions about the motivations of religious and non-religious activists and voters"--
  • "This book provides unprecedented information about the rising tide of Evangelical political activists on the right and the rising tide of Secular political activists on the left. "God gap" scholarship argues that Evangelicals and Seculars captured opposing parties, and created a religious divide between the "Godless" and the "pious." This book introduces a new paradigm for understanding change among political activists - the representation-based model. This model offers a new way of looking at recent trends that reveals that basic demographic forces matter far more when it comes to understanding the rise of Evangelical Republican activists and Secular Democratic activists, and that mobilization matters far less"--
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1972-
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Claassen, Ryan L.
Dewey number
306.2/60973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.C59 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion, and Politics
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  • Religion and politics
  • Christianity and politics
  • Social change
  • Evangelicalism
  • Secularism
  • Political activists
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
Label
Godless Democrats and pious Republicans? : party activists, party capture, and the 'God gap', Ryan L. Claassen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The religious divide in American politics -- Mobilization, capture, and misunderstood trends -- Representation and four forces that shape change among activists -- First force, the effect of being fruitful and multiplying -- Second force, the effect of voting early and often -- Third force, the effect of picking a side -- Fourth force, the effect of writing checks and knocking on doors -- "Capture" revisited, representation, and religious activists
Control code
910424179
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781107459267
Lccn
2015012655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910424179
Label
Godless Democrats and pious Republicans? : party activists, party capture, and the 'God gap', Ryan L. Claassen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The religious divide in American politics -- Mobilization, capture, and misunderstood trends -- Representation and four forces that shape change among activists -- First force, the effect of being fruitful and multiplying -- Second force, the effect of voting early and often -- Third force, the effect of picking a side -- Fourth force, the effect of writing checks and knocking on doors -- "Capture" revisited, representation, and religious activists
Control code
910424179
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781107459267
Lccn
2015012655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910424179

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