Week 13 Notes- Intro to Comp Politics
Week 13 Notes- Intro to Comp Politics PSCI 2012-100
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Monday November 16 2015 Week 13 Notes Intro to Comp Politics Religion and Politics What is the role of religion in politics A Weber 1 Thought that Protestant theology was conducive to democracy primordial explanation 2 Was the case for a long time that Protestant countries were democracies UK US supported his hypothesis B Secularization Hypothesis 1 Wealthy countries more likely to be secular a Poor people more likely to turn to a higher power concerned about their HveHhood 2 Wealthy countries also more likely to democracies C The Religious Economy Hypothesis 1 Free religious market religions competing against each other for followers something for everyone 2 US separation of church and state leads to more religiosity D Reaction against Modernization 1 lranian Revolution 1979 a Overthrew the Shah and put a theocratic leader in power 2 Reemergence of traditional religions as a reaction against modernization secularization E The Clash of Civilizations 1 Samuel P Huntington 2 The line between civilizations religions will become the lines of conflict in the future a Examples 911 Paris attacks immigration from Mexico Wednesday November 18 2015 Week 13 Intro to Comp Politics Religion and Politics What is the role of religion in politics India The Clash of Civilizations A lndia s Muslim Population 1 15 of the population distributed fairly evenly throughout the country B Partition at Independence 1947 1 Huge conflict between Hindu and Muslim a Pakistan and Bangladesh broke off to get away from the Hindus C Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi 1948 1 Preached religious tolerance killed by a Hindu nationalist who thought he was too tolerant towards Muslims D Hindutva the RSS and the BJP 1 Groups stemming from Hindu nationalism dislike for Muslims 2 Upset with the secular nature of the government don t like Western influence don t like the different civil codes for HindusMuslims E Ayodhya Mosque 1992 1 Mob of Hindu nationalists tore down the mosque in Ayodhya because they believed it was built on the site of an important Hindu god s birthplace F Gujarat Riots 2002 1 State in the northwest 2 Sparked by a train fire that was blamed on Muslims Hindu nationalists attacked Muslims several thousand killed 3 Current prime minister of India Narendra Modi did nothing to stop the violence part of the BJP party which has connections to Hindu nationalism
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