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dc.contributor.supervisor Bibby, Reginald
dc.contributor.author Obeng-Mireku, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-13T21:00:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-13T21:00:49Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4866
dc.description.abstract Contrary to the claims of secularization proponents, religion’s influence remains pervasive today. However, it is frequently associated with conflict around the world, with that conflict often involving Christians and Muslims. Hence, there is reason to ask if religion itself is actually the cause of such conflict. Building on the thinking of Kazemipur (2014), Putnam and Campbell (2012), and Huntington (1993), this research investigates the role of structural factors in understanding the relatively peaceful relations between Christians and Muslims in Ghana versus conflict in Nigeria. An examination of national survey data and interviews with Christians and Muslims from both countries underlines the importance of social, economic institutional, and media factors in accounting for the dominant kind of relations that characterize Christian-Muslims relations in the two settings. The findings have potentially important implications for religious harmony and conflict well beyond only Ghana and Nigeria. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Sociology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Christian-Muslim relationship en_US
dc.subject co-existence en_US
dc.subject religious conflict en_US
dc.subject religious fanaticism en_US
dc.subject religious harmony en_US
dc.subject structural factors en_US
dc.title Christian-Muslim relations in Sub-Saharan Africa : a comparative analysis of Ghana and Nigeria en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0626 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0700 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0318 en_US
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dc.embargo No en_US


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