Title

Culture vs. Rational Choice: Assessing the Causes of Religious Discrimination in Muslim States

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Department

Political Science

Abstract

As few theories exist to explain the causes of religious discrimination, this study compares theories related to general religion-state relations based on ideology, culture, and rational choice. We find that while political and structural factors are important in explaining variation in levels of discrimination across Muslim countries, ideational factors may help to explain why certain minority groups appear to be targeted more than others within individual countries.

This item is not available in The Cupola.

Share

COinS