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

10/06/2014 Talk at the Annual Conference of the EPSA

Next week I will present a joint paper with Marc Helbling (WZB) on “How State Support of Religion Shapes Attitudes Toward Muslims” at the 4th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA). Here is the abstract: Given the salience of political conflicts over Muslim immigration in many... View Article

27/05/2014 Multilevel Models for Empirical Religious Studies

Next week I will give a three-days workshop on “Hierarchical/Multilevel Models for Empirical Religious Studies” in the Department of Theology of the University of Berne. Where? Room F002, Lerchenweg 36, 3012 Berne. When? June 3rd-5th, 10.00-18.00.

17/03/2014 Talk at Essex

Tomorrow, I will give a talk in the Departmental Seminar Series. The title of the talk is “How Do States React to Growing Religious Pluralism? Changing Religious Regulation in Europe, 1990-2011.”  Where? Department of Government, Room 5.300B. When? March 18th, 17:15.