Prophets in the wilderness: An ecology of ministerial organization representation in public affairs

Title:
Prophets in the wilderness: An ecology of ministerial organization representation in public affairs
Authors:
Djupe, Paul A.; Niles, Franklyn C.
Citation:
Djupe, Paul A. and Franklyn C. Niles. (2010). “Prophets in the Wilderness: An Ecology of Ministerial Organization Representation in Public Affairs.” Politics & Religion 3(1): 150-178.
Publisher:
Politics and Religion
DATE ISSUED:
Dec-2010
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5056; http://hdl.handle.net/2374
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Description:
Studies of interest groups typically sample from organizations or lobbyists registered with a government – those already engaged in political action. Because of this design choice, the questions asked of organizational systems are constrained. We take a different tack, pursuing investigation of one organizational form, ministerial organizations (MOs), in a wide variety of systems to ask about whether and how they engage in public affairs across ecologies. Specifically, we ask: What pressures affect whether MOs engage a public versus private purpose? How do MOs forage in public affairs, with what size and diversity of coalition? The data result from a hyper-network survey of MO contacts, identified by a national sample of United Methodist Church clergy. We find, contrary to assertions in previous work that religious interest groups respond to ecological pressures in a similar manner as other interest groups.
ISSN:
17550483; 17550491
Appears in Collections:
Faculty Publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDjupe, Paul A.en
dc.contributor.authorNiles, Franklyn C.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T19:55:03Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T21:07:27Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-02T19:55:03Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-18T21:07:27Z-
dc.date.created2010-12en
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.identifier.citationDjupe, Paul A. and Franklyn C. Niles. (2010). “Prophets in the Wilderness: An Ecology of Ministerial Organization Representation in Public Affairs.” Politics & Religion 3(1): 150-178.en_US
dc.identifier.issn17550483en
dc.identifier.issn17550491en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5056en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374-
dc.descriptionStudies of interest groups typically sample from organizations or lobbyists registered with a government – those already engaged in political action. Because of this design choice, the questions asked of organizational systems are constrained. We take a different tack, pursuing investigation of one organizational form, ministerial organizations (MOs), in a wide variety of systems to ask about whether and how they engage in public affairs across ecologies. Specifically, we ask: What pressures affect whether MOs engage a public versus private purpose? How do MOs forage in public affairs, with what size and diversity of coalition? The data result from a hyper-network survey of MO contacts, identified by a national sample of United Methodist Church clergy. We find, contrary to assertions in previous work that religious interest groups respond to ecological pressures in a similar manner as other interest groups.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherPolitics and Religionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty Publicationsen_US
dc.titleProphets in the wilderness: An ecology of ministerial organization representation in public affairsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.institutionDenison Universityen_US
dc.date.digitized2013-01-02en
dc.contributor.repositoryDenison Resource Commonsen_US
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