Government interference in religious institutions and terrorism

Many states have adopted policies that monitor or attempt to control religious institutions in various ways. This ranges from limiting foreign-born clerics to approving the sermons presented in these institutions. These policies are often justified as measures to limit religious strife or terrorism...

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Published in:Religion, state & society
Main Author: Henne, Peter S.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge [2019]
In:Religion, state & society
Year: 2019, Volume: 47, Issue: 1, Pages: 67-86
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B RAS Round 3 dataset / Global Terrorism Database / Religious institution / State / Control
Further subjects:B Terrorism
B religion-state relations
B Religious Freedom
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Summary:Many states have adopted policies that monitor or attempt to control religious institutions in various ways. This ranges from limiting foreign-born clerics to approving the sermons presented in these institutions. These policies are often justified as measures to limit religious strife or terrorism by minimising extremism in the country. Are they effective? Or are they counterproductive, and promote resentment and violence? Using data from the Religion and State dataset and the Global Terrorism Database, I find that intensified government interference in religious institutions can lead to an increase in terrorism in a country.
ISSN:1465-3974
Contains:Enthalten in: Religion, state & society
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/09637494.2018.1533691