Faith-Based Influences on Legislative Decision Making: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Faith-Based Influences on Legislative Decision Making: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Karla L. Drenner (Purdue University Global, USA)
Release Date: November, 2021|Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 353
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6807-1
ISBN13: 9781799868071|ISBN10: 1799868079|EISBN13: 9781799868095|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799868088
Hardcover:
Available
$193.50
List Price: $215.00
10% Discount:-$21.50
TOTAL SAVINGS: $21.50
Benefits
  • Printed-On-Demand (POD)
  • Usually ships one day from order
Hardcover:
Available
$107.50
List Price: $215.00
50% Discount:-$107.50
TOTAL SAVINGS: $107.50
Benefits
  • Printed-On-Demand (POD)
  • Usually ships one day from order
E-Book:
(Multi-User License)
Available
$193.50
List Price: $215.00
10% Discount:-$21.50
TOTAL SAVINGS: $21.50
Benefits
  • Multi-user license (no added fee)
  • Immediate access after purchase
  • No DRM
  • PDF download
E-Book:
Available
$193.50
List Price: $215.00
10% Discount:-$21.50
TOTAL SAVINGS: $21.50
Benefits
  • Immediate access after purchase
  • No DRM
  • PDF download
  • Receive a 10% Discount on eBooks
Hardcover +
E-Book:
(Multi-User License)
Available
$292.50
List Price: $325.00
10% Discount:-$32.50
TOTAL SAVINGS: $32.50
Benefits
  • Printed-On-Demand (POD)
  • Usually ships one day from order
  • Multi-user license (no added fee)
  • Immediate access after purchase
  • No DRM
  • PDF download
Hardcover +
E-Book:
Available
$234.00
List Price: $260.00
10% Discount:-$26.00
TOTAL SAVINGS: $26.00
Benefits
  • Printed-On-Demand (POD)
  • Usually ships one day from order
  • Immediate access after purchase
  • No DRM
  • PDF download
Softcover:
Available
$165.00
TOTAL SAVINGS: $165.00
Benefits
  • Printed-On-Demand (POD)
  • Usually ships one day from order
Softcover:
Available
$82.50
List Price: $165.00
50% Discount:-$82.50
TOTAL SAVINGS: $82.50
Benefits
  • Printed-On-Demand (POD)
  • Usually ships one day from order
OnDemand:
(Individual Chapters)
Available
$29.50
TOTAL SAVINGS: $29.50
Benefits
  • Purchase individual chapters from this book
  • Immediate PDF download after purchase or access through your personal library
Description & Coverage
Description:

In recent years, state legislatures in the United States have been transformed based on the social identities of their membership. At its most fundamental level, the debate over LGBTQ rights always has been a debate over the right of LGBTQ people to exist. While the role faith plays in legislative decision making is rooted within government functions, careful examination and change must be conducted to protect the humanity of those at risk through these influences.

Faith-Based Influences on Legislative Decision Making: Emerging Research and Opportunities explores the balance between religious freedoms of legislators and the human rights of members of the LGBTQ community. Examining the politics and institutional forces brought to bear on LGBTQ claims for visibility, recognition, and dignity, this book is organized into three sections, each of which uses a distinct institutional lens—historical, legal, and religious. The author attempts to demonstrate that while the clash of cultures between these groups is real, it is not simple. The faith worldviews of each share common structural features but often reach extremely different conclusions. Covering topics such as marriage equality, religious liberty, and court cases, this book is an essential resource for students and educators in political science, policymakers, legislators, historians, sociologists, researchers, universities, administrations, community leaders, and academicians.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Bill Sponsorship
  • Court Cases
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Legislative Decision Making
  • LGBTQ Rights
  • Marriage Equality
  • Religious Liberty
  • Religious Refuge
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Urban and Rural Divide
Reviews & Statements

"This book explores how faith and moral worldviews have been applied throughout the nation and offer an understanding of the legislative arena. Few issues in American politics, sexual or not, inspire as much passion as the struggle over civil rights for members of the LGBTQ community. The power associated with this issue stems from the clash of values and social movements. The undeniable passion permeating the problem is apparent to anyone who has witnessed a public debate or read a court transcript."

– Dr. Karla Drenner, Georgia House of Representatives
Table of Contents
Search this Book:
Reset
Editor/Author Biographies

Karla L. Drenner is a professor in the Department of Public Administration at Purdue University Global. Her research focuses on women in public service, legislative studies, politics, and social equity issues. She is serving an 11th term in the Georgia House of Representatives and sits on five legislative committees including Rules; Health and Human Services; Natural Resources and the Environment; Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications; and Small Business Development. She was elected as the first openly gay legislator in the Southeast and now shares firsthand knowledge of the legislative process and the importance of bridging the divide between those who have divergent viewpoints on issues.

Archiving
All of IGI Global's content is archived via the CLOCKSS and LOCKSS initiative. Additionally, all IGI Global published content is available in IGI Global's InfoSci® platform.