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“Ye Shall Know Them by Their Fruits”

A Mixed Methods Study on Corruption, Competitiveness, and Christianity in Europe and the Americas

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  • Provides a comprehensive survey and empirical findings on theories of development, focusing on the influence of religion

  • Compares 65 countries in Europe and the Americas and includes case studies from Switzerland, Uruguay, Cuba, and Colombia

  • Uses statistical methods, critical discourse analysis (CDA), and qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)

Part of the book series: Contributions to Economics (CE)

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Introductory Considerations and Research Setting

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Jason García Portilla
      Pages 3-12Open Access
    3. Research Setting

      • Jason García Portilla
      Pages 13-17Open Access
  3. Conceptual Framework

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. The Outcome (Criterion Variables)

      • Jason García Portilla
      Pages 21-28Open Access
    3. Diagnosing Corruption and Prosperity in Europe and the Americas (A)

      • Jason García Portilla
      Pages 29-34Open Access
  4. Theoretical Foundations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 59-59
    2. Corruption and Religion (A), (B), (1)

      • Jason García Portilla
      Pages 61-64Open Access
    3. Prosperity and Religion (A), (B), (1)

      • Jason García Portilla
      Pages 65-75Open Access
    4. Education, Religion, and Corruption/Prosperity (A), (B), (C), (1), (2)

      • Jason García Portilla
      Pages 125-132Open Access
    5. Culture, Religion, and Corruption/Prosperity (A), (B), (C), (1), (2)

      • Jason García Portilla
      Pages 133-183Open Access
    6. Language and Religion

      • Jason García Portilla
      Pages 185-188Open Access
    7. Environment/Geography and Prosperity/Transparency (E), (4), (7)

      • Jason García Portilla
      Pages 189-193Open Access
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195
    2. Applied Research Paradigms

      • Jason García Portilla
      Pages 197-202Open Access
    3. Methodology

      • Jason García Portilla
      Pages 203-205Open Access
  6. Part V

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 207-209

About this book

Why are historically Catholic countries and regions generally more corrupt and less competitive than historically Protestant ones? How has institutionalization of religion influenced the prosperity of countries in Europe and the Americas?

This open access book addresses these critical questions by elucidating the hegemonic and emancipatory religious factors leading to these dissimilarities between countries. The book features up-to-date mixed methods from interdisciplinary research contributing to existing studies in the sociology of religion field by demonstrating—for the first time—the effect of the mutually reinforcing configuration of multiple prosperity triggers (religion–politics–environment). It demonstrates the differences in the institutionalization of Roman Catholicism and Protestantism by applying quantitative and qualitative methods and by performing a qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) of 65 countries. The author also provides a comprehensive survey and results of empirical research on different theories of development, focusing on the influence of religion.


Keywords

  • Open access
  • Religion and prosperity
  • Roman catholicism
  • Economics of religion
  • Protestant reformation
  • Church-State relation
  • Religious economic policies
  • Competitiveness

Authors and Affiliations

  • Swiss-Latin American Center (CLS-HSG), University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

    Jason García Portilla

About the authors

Jason García Portilla holds a Ph.D. in Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (University of St.Gallen, Switzerland) as well as an M.Sc. in Climate Change and Policy (University of Sussex, UK), an M.A. in Political Science (University of Los Andes, Colombia), and a B.Sc. in Ecology (Javeriana University, Colombia).

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