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The African -American church and cooperative communal political participation among African -Americans


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Cooperative-communal political participation describes the political activities citizens engage in as part of informal or formal organizations. A few political science scholars view organizational membership as a form of political participation. This dissertation builds on that research and examines the effects of church attendance at African-American churches on the cooperative-communal activism of African-Americans. While church attendance is an important predictor of cooperative-communal political activism among African-Americans, I find that politicized churches in the African-American community are particularly situated to encourage this kind of political activism among African-Americans. The findings are congruent with theories of political participation and build on the research of political science scholars such as Sidney Verba and Norman Nie (1972) and Sidney Verba et al. (1995) who developed the Civic Voluntarism Model as a way to better understand the factors that facilitate political participation in American society.

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Subject
Political science;
African Americans;
Religion
Classification
0615: Political science
0325: African Americans
0318: Religion
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Social sciences; African-Americans; Church; Cooperative; Political participation
Title
The African -American church and cooperative communal political participation among African -Americans
Author
Swain, Randall Demille
Number of pages
129
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0004
Source
DAI-A 66/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542382284, 0542382288
Advisor
Cassel, Carol
University/institution
The University of Alabama
University location
United States -- Alabama
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3193817
ProQuest document ID
305023939
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305023939
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