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Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives

Rebecca Sager


There is often more than meets the eye where politics and religion are concerned. Faith‐based initiatives are no exception. Using data from multiple sources, this book examines how and why states have been creating these policies and practices, revealing three key aspects of faith‐based policy implementation by states: appointment of state actors known as faith‐based liaisons, passage of legislation, and development of state faith‐based policy conferences. Despite the good intentions of some, faith‐based policies did not create significant new programs to help those in need. Instead these init ... More

Keywords: symbols, politics, church‐state, evangelical movement, culture, cultural goods, social services, faith‐based liaisons, policy brokers, black church, organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195391763
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391763.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Sager, author
Loyola Marymount University
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