WCED Conference. “Religion, Identity, and Politics.”


Add to Cal
  • Host Department: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED)
  • Date: 05/10/2013 - 05/11/2013
  • Time: 9:00 AM

  • Location: Henderson Room, Michigan League

  • Description:

    Convener: Anna Grzymala-Busse, WCEE/WCED director. 

    The goal of the conference is to re-examine and to rethink the mutual constitution of religion and politics, and to stimulate a lively discussion of several issues:

    • how religion differs from ethnic, linguistic, or national identities
    • how doctrine matters: in the growth of some religions, in its impact on public policy and political institutions, and in its trans-national impact
    • how states regulate religion, and the difference between favoring some religions and privileging others
    • how organized religion affects electoral cleavages, state institutions, and redistributive policies (and vice versa), and
    • the rise of “fundamentalisms”—when, where, and why do they arise?

    The conference will consist both of panels, where faculty members present short, provocative papers, and a poster session, where graduate students will present their research in progress.

    Sponsors: WCED, Department of Political Science

  • Conference Program