Diffusion of environmental concerns in congregations across U.S. states

Title:
Diffusion of environmental concerns in congregations across U.S. states
Authors:
Djupe, Paul A.; Olson, Laura R.
Citation:
Djupe, Paul A. and Laura R. Olson. (2010). “Diffusion of Environmental Concerns in Congregations Across U.S. States.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly 10(3): 270-301.
Publisher:
State Politics and Policy Quarterly
DATE ISSUED:
Sep-2010
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5057; http://hdl.handle.net/2374
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Description:
Most American congregations belong to denominations. These national networks often promote relevant political issues that constituent congregations may choose to address. Therefore, religious organizations might play a significant role in promoting the process of policy diffusion in the U.S. states. At the same time, congregations are tradition-maintaining institutions that focus first on their own immediate concerns, promoting the maintenance of distinctive regional political contexts and reinforcing the variation of federalism. In this article, we assess the role that religious organizations play in American federal democracy, promoting diffusion or the status quo, with respect to one crucial issue on which religious groups have been particularly vocal: the environment and global warming. We employ two datasets (a large-N national survey and two in-depth survey case studies of clergy in Ohio and South Carolina) and find evidence that religious organizations are vast communication networks that can promote policy diffusion, but typically do not.
ISSN:
15324400; 19461607
Appears in Collections:
Faculty Publications

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dc.contributor.authorDjupe, Paul A.en
dc.contributor.authorOlson, Laura R.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T19:59:53Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T21:07:29Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-02T19:59:53Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-18T21:07:29Z-
dc.date.created2010-09en
dc.date.issued2010-09en
dc.identifier.citationDjupe, Paul A. and Laura R. Olson. (2010). “Diffusion of Environmental Concerns in Congregations Across U.S. States.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly 10(3): 270-301.en_US
dc.identifier.issn15324400en
dc.identifier.issn19461607en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5057en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374-
dc.descriptionMost American congregations belong to denominations. These national networks often promote relevant political issues that constituent congregations may choose to address. Therefore, religious organizations might play a significant role in promoting the process of policy diffusion in the U.S. states. At the same time, congregations are tradition-maintaining institutions that focus first on their own immediate concerns, promoting the maintenance of distinctive regional political contexts and reinforcing the variation of federalism. In this article, we assess the role that religious organizations play in American federal democracy, promoting diffusion or the status quo, with respect to one crucial issue on which religious groups have been particularly vocal: the environment and global warming. We employ two datasets (a large-N national survey and two in-depth survey case studies of clergy in Ohio and South Carolina) and find evidence that religious organizations are vast communication networks that can promote policy diffusion, but typically do not.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherState Politics and Policy Quarterlyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty Publicationsen_US
dc.titleDiffusion of environmental concerns in congregations across U.S. statesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.institutionDenison Universityen_US
dc.date.digitized2013-01-02en
dc.contributor.repositoryDenison Resource Commonsen_US
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