Representing God at the Statehouse: Religion and Politics in the American States

Representing God at the Statehouse: Religion and Politics in the American States

by Edward L. Cleary
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742534375

ISBN-13: 9780742534377

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Nine states are singled out as examples by political scientists to explore the lobbying efforts of churches and other religious organizations at the state government level. The situation has changed in the past few years, they say, as state budgets have grown exponentially, state governments have acquired more power in such areas as welfare policy, and lobbying has

Overview

Nine states are singled out as examples by political scientists to explore the lobbying efforts of churches and other religious organizations at the state government level. The situation has changed in the past few years, they say, as state budgets have grown exponentially, state governments have acquired more power in such areas as welfare policy, and lobbying has become a respectable enterprise. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742534377
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Religious Advocacy in New Jersey Chapter 3 Massachusetts Political and Religious Culture Chapter 4 Religious Lobbying in Virginia: How Institutions Can Quiet Prophetic Voices Chapter 5 The Influence of Christian Conservatives in the Empire State of the South Chapter 6 Religious Advocacy in the Texas Legislature Chapter 7 Religious Group Advocacy in Michigan Politics Chapter 8 Religious Advocacy in the Wisconsin Statehouse Chapter 9 Religious Interest Group Activity in Utah State Government Chapter 10 The Lively World of California's Religion and Politics Chapter 11 Conclusion: Themes in Religious Advocacy

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