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The Christian Right in Republican State Politics

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kimberly H. Conger
    Pages 1-13
  3. Kimberly H. Conger
    Pages 15-41
  4. Kimberly H. Conger
    Pages 43-59
  5. Kimberly H. Conger
    Pages 61-83
  6. Kimberly H. Conger
    Pages 85-103
  7. Kimberly H. Conger
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  9. Kimberly H. Conger
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  10. Kimberly H. Conger
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 175-202

About this book


This book examines the influence and activities of the Christian Right at the state level. One of the first attempts at studying the Christian Right comparatively across states, this book offers a new theoretically-driven perspective on how political context and constraints shape the Christian Right s strategy and influence. Based on evidence from in-depth case studies of three states - Indiana, Missouri, and Arizona - and qualitative and quantitative data from a wide variety of other states, its conclusions demonstrate that the movement s strategies and behavior are based on the political opportunity structure of each state, the movement s internal resources, and its ability to utilize threat-based mobilization.


Christian right politics state strategy

About the authors

Kimberly H. Conger is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

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