Is Globalization Leading to More Religion Restrictions?

Posted on August 5, 2013
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Interesting piece at Foreign Policy about whether globalization is leading to more restrictions on religion. 1 It notes that in a Pew report last year the number of countries restricting religious belief or practice rose from 31% to 37%. It then notes a paper in Political Studies that this is a byproduct of globalization. With the rise in “interpersonal contact between individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds” this leads to the perception of a “threat to a hegemonic religion, which leads to more restrictions on religious freedom.”

  1. It’s behind a quasi-pay wall but if you use this script or simply search Google for “Globalization Leading to More Restrictions on Religion? | War of Ideas” you can read it without problem.


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