Taming the Gods: How Religious Conflict Shapes State Repression.

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  • Author(s): Henne, Peter S.; Klocek, Jason
  • Source:
    Journal of Conflict Resolution. Jan2019, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p112-138. 27p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      civil wars
      human rights
      political repression
      religious violence
    • Abstract:
      Despite a robust literature on general forms of state repression, the determinants of religious repression remain unclear. This article argues that a regime's experience with religious conflict will lead it to be more repressive of religious groups within its territory for three primary reasons. Religious conflict increases the behavioral threat posed by religious groups, lowers the cost of repressing these communities, and evokes vivid memories of past religious violence that underscore the role of the state in taming religion to maintain social order. New, cross-national data on religious conflict and repression from 1990 to 2009 show that religious conflict has a significant and positive effect on the level of religious repression for the time period under investigation, expanding the types and severity of government restrictions on religion in a country. Our findings point to the importance of studying the causes and nature of negative sanctions against religious communities, specifically. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      10534
    • ISSN:
      0022-0027
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0022002717728104
    • Accession Number:
      133654726
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HENNE, P. S.; KLOCEK, J. Taming the Gods: How Religious Conflict Shapes State Repression. Journal of Conflict Resolution, [s. l.], v. 63, n. 1, p. 112–138, 2019. DOI 10.1177/0022002717728104. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=133654726. Acesso em: 28 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Henne PS, Klocek J. Taming the Gods: How Religious Conflict Shapes State Repression. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 2019;63(1):112-138. doi:10.1177/0022002717728104
    • APA:
      Henne, P. S., & Klocek, J. (2019). Taming the Gods: How Religious Conflict Shapes State Repression. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 63(1), 112–138. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022002717728104
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Henne, Peter S., and Jason Klocek. 2019. “Taming the Gods: How Religious Conflict Shapes State Repression.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 63 (1): 112–38. doi:10.1177/0022002717728104.
    • Harvard:
      Henne, P. S. and Klocek, J. (2019) ‘Taming the Gods: How Religious Conflict Shapes State Repression’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 63(1), pp. 112–138. doi: 10.1177/0022002717728104.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Henne, PS & Klocek, J 2019, ‘Taming the Gods: How Religious Conflict Shapes State Repression’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 112–138, viewed 28 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Henne, Peter S., and Jason Klocek. “Taming the Gods: How Religious Conflict Shapes State Repression.” Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 63, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 112–138. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0022002717728104.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Henne, Peter S., and Jason Klocek. “Taming the Gods: How Religious Conflict Shapes State Repression.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 63, no. 1 (January 2019): 112–38. doi:10.1177/0022002717728104.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Henne PS, Klocek J. Taming the Gods: How Religious Conflict Shapes State Repression. Journal of Conflict Resolution [Internet]. 2019 Jan [cited 2020 Oct 28];63(1):112–38. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=133654726