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dc.contributor.advisorDietz, Henry A.en
dc.creatorGaskill, Newton Jeffreyen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-09T21:43:47Zen
dc.date.available2011-06-09T21:43:47Zen
dc.date.issued2002-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/11613en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe resurgence of religion as a vehicle for mobilizing voters and influencing government policy has surprised those who assumed religion would become less important as nations modernized. This dissertation proposes a new explanation of religiously based political mobilization and tests the explanation with qualitative and quantitative data from Brazil. Religious behavior is shown to be the product of subjectively rational individual decisions constrained by organizational culture. The politicization of religion is shown to be a result of strategic decisions about how to maintain or expand the conditions and resources necessary to reproduce religion. Changes in social and political structure are shown to have a determinative effect on the decision to mobilize politically.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectReligion and politics--Brazilen
dc.subjectBrazil--Politics and government--1985-2002en
dc.titlePower from on high : the political mobilization of Brazilian evangelical Protestantismen
dc.rights.holderRestricteden
dc.description.departmentGovernmenten
thesis.degree.departmentGovernmenten
thesis.degree.disciplineGovernmenten
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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