Representing God at the Statehouse: Religion and Politics in the American Statesby Edward L. Cleary
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 become a respectable enterprise. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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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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