The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics & Religion is COMPLETE

By Paul A. Djupe

I am over the moon to announce that all articles have been submitted to the ORE of Politics and Religion! The product of hundreds of scholars from across the world, the ORE covers a tremendous range of questions and cases, from peace to war, state regulation to group advocacy, elite cue giving to citizen attitudes. More important is that the ORE is intended to capture the conversation as it stands in academic attention to politics and religion at this time. And, as such, it represents what we believe to be an extraordinary achievement in this subfield. Normally diffuse, scattered across journals, books, and disciplines, the investigation of politics and religion has had high start up costs for researchers. Now, this project will not only serve as an end point – a source to learn about the Muslim Brotherhood, for example – but as a launching point – a source to learn where academic research has been and where it might fruitfully head.

Not all articles are available yet, but about ⅔ of them are available online at this link. Here’s a snapshot of articles that have been recently added, showcasing the range of topics addressed as well as the caliber of scholars involved in this project. A few of them are free for download as of today. A previous post has a longer list of articles available online.

Democratic Norms and Religion (Gizem Arikan and Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom) [FREE]

Identity, Internal State Conflict, and Religion (John F. McCauley)

Post-Conflict Processes and Religion: Lebanon (Konstantin Ash)

Protest and Religion: An Overview (Yasemin Akbaba) [FREE]

Protest and Religion: The U.S. Pro-Life Movement (Ziad Munson)

Religious Regulation in China (Lawrence C. Reardon)

Religious Traditions in Politics: Judaism (Kenneth D. Wald)

The Political Effects of Religious Cues (Aubrey Westfall and Özge Çelik Russell)

Mark Rozell and I (as co-editors-in-chief) remain thankful for the terrific set of associate editors who were instrumental in recruiting and reviewing work. Most of them also contributed their own articles to the volume, reflecting their own outstanding scholarship. We were lucky to be able to work with them on this project. In alphabetical order, they are:

Gizem Arikan, Trinity College, Dublin

Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Taylor Boas, Boston University

Steven Kettell, University of Warwick

Amy Erica Smith, Iowa State University

Güneş Murat Tezcür, University of Central Florida

Paul A. Djupe, Denison University Political Science, is an affiliated scholar with PRRI, the series editor of Religious Engagement in Democratic Politics (Temple), and co-creator of (see his list of posts). Further information about his work can be found at his website and on Twitter.

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