25/10/2014 Talk on the “New Politics of Religion”

Next week, I will give a talk on “A New Politics of Religion: How European Democracies React to Growing Religious Diversity” in the Empirical Research Colloquium at Goethe University Frankfurt. When? Tuesday 28.10.14, 16.00-18.00 h. Where? PEG Gebäude, 2.G121.

22/10/2014 In the Media: Interview on Religion and Politics

The Open Religious Policy Forum (FOR) interviewed me on changes in religious policy in Europe, religious discrimination in Germany as well as on the social effects of state support of religion and growing religious diversity. Founded in 2011, the FOR is the only German institution advocating religious freedom for adherents... View Article

12/09/2014 Short Course on “Religion and Democracy”

Next week, I will give a short course on “Religion and Democracy” at the University of Berne. The course takes a strictly empirical-analytical perspective and covers a range of topics, including changes in religious demography, religion and social capital, Islamic culture and democracy, religion and voting behavior, de jure religious... View Article

16/07/2014 New Journal Article on Religious Policy Out Now!

My article on the dynamics of religious policy in European democracies has just been published: Traunmüller, Richard (2014): Nationale Pfadabhängigkeit oder internationale Konvergenz? Eine quantitativ-vergleichende Analyse religionspolitischer Entwicklungen in 31 europäischen Demokratien, 1990-2011. Zeitschrift für Politik 62(2): 160-181.      

07/07/2014 Talk at MPI Göttingen

Next week I will give a talk on “A New Politics of Religion? Changing Religious Regulation in 30 European Democracies 1990-2011” at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. Where? MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, 37073 Göttingen. When? July... View Article

25/06/2014 New Journal Article On “Moral Politics” Out Now!

Our article “Moral Politics: The Religious Factor in Referenda Voting” (together with Carolin Rapp, Markus Freitag, and Adrian Vatter) has just been published in Politics and Religion! Here is the abstract: This article combines the research strands of moral politics and political behavior by focusing on the effect of individual and... View Article