Amy Erica Smith, Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow
"Crosses and Culture Wars: Evangelicals, Catholics, and the Construction of Brazilian Democracy"
How do the citizens of new democracies construct their understandings of citizenship and their own political preferences and mobilize to seek representation? Since Brazil’s transition to democracy in 1985, Catholic and evangelical churches have served as ubiquitous sites of political socialization, improving the quality of representative democracy, yet with mixed impacts on liberal and deliberative visions of democracy.
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