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The Ideals of Global Sport: From Peace to Human Rights

Dubrovsky D., Creak S., Skinner R. et al.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.

Book chapter
The Moscow 1980 and Sochi 2014 Olympic Games: Dissent and Repression

Dmitry Dubrovskiy.

In bk.: The Ideals of Global Sport: From Peace to Human Rights. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. Ch. 6. P. 136-155.

Working paper
Making Politics Attractive: Political Satire and Exposure to Political Information in New Media Environment in Russia

Chmel K., Savin N., Michael X. D. C.

Political Science. PS. Высшая школа экономики, 2018. No. WP BRP 63/PS/2018.

«Reconsidering the Role of Politics in Leaving Religion: The Importance of Affiliation»: Political Science Seminar with Anand Sokhey

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The next meeting of Political Science Seminar Series is held on Friday September 14.

Subject: «Reconsidering the Role of Politics in Leaving Religion: The Importance of Affiliation».

Guest Speaker: Anand Sokhey (University of Colorado Boulder).

Time: September 14, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Location: 3 Krivokolenny Pereulok, Room 3-209
Working language: English

Open to general audience. We kindly ask our guests to order a pass to the building in advance at esleptsova@hse.ruolebedeva@hse.ru.

Abstract: Studies have pointed to politics as an important force driving people away from religion—the argument is that the dogmatic politics of the Christian Right have alienated liberals and moderates, effectively threatening organized religion in America.We argue that existing explanations are incomplete; a proper reconsideration necessitates distinguishing processes of affiliation (with specific congregations) from identification (with religious traditions). Using three data sets, we find evidence that qualifies and complements existing narratives of religious exit. Evaluations of congregational political fit drive retention decisions. At the same time, opposition to the Christian Right only bears on retention decisions when it is salient in a congregational context, affecting primarily evangelicals and Republicans. These results help us understand the dynamics of the oft-observed relationship between the Christian Right and deidentification and urge us to adopt a broader, more pluralistic view of the politicization of American religion.

 Reconsidering the Role of Politics in Leaving Religion (P. Djupe, J. Neiheisel, A. Sokhey)


Anand Sokhey joined the University of Colorado Boulder faculty in 2009 after receiving his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Anand specializes in American politics, and his work examines the role that social influence plays in voting behavior, political participation, and opinion formation, with a special focus on how people employ their networks when acquiring and processing information.