January 11, 2012
Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century
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Dr. Eric Kaufmann discussed his new new book Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century. Based on demographic research focused on immigration, multiculturalism, and the inheritance of religious belief, the author explored the effects of the rise of religious conservatism and the corresponding decline in liberal secularism.
This event was sponsored by the Institute for Global History and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.
Eric Kaufmann is Reader in Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth (2010). In addition, he has authored The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America (2004), The Orange Order (2007/2009), Unionism and Orangeism in Northern Ireland since 1945 with H. Patterson (2007), and edited Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities (2004) and,with J. Goldstone and M. Toft, Political Demography (2011). An editor of the journal Nations & Nationalism, his work focuses on dominant ethnicity, nationalism theory, the sociology of religion, and political demography.