State-Sponsored Religion as Impediment To Assimilation and Immigration: A Look at Europe
Kugler, Tadeusz. (2015) “State-sponsored Religion as Impediment to Assimilation and Immigration.” In Narratives and Negotiation: Agency, Religion and the State, edited by Autumn Quezada-Grant and Sargon Donabed. New York, NY: Lexington Books.
33 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2015 Last revised: 21 Oct 2015
Date Written: April 13, 2015
An evaluation of the residual affects of state sponsored religion within European nations on assimilation of foreign born populations. This paper combines an overview of the historical institutionalism, secularization, and measurements of religion with modern immigration rates. The possibility that religion can be used as an instrumental variable for assimilation is also evaluated.
Keywords: Migrations, Europe, Religion, Institutionalism, Assimilation
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