2006 Holland Prize

Responses to Rapid Social Change: Populist Religion in the Philippines

Christl Kessler and Jürgen Rüland
Arnold-Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg, Germany & University of Freiburg, Germany
Volume 79 No. 1, Spring 2006, pp. 73-96

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Christl Kessler and Jürgen Rüland

Kessler and Rüland’s study addresses a question of significance across Asia and the Pacific — the role of religion as a vehicle for populism and popular mobilization. Their approach is innovative, well-argued and takes their findings well beyond the Christian and Philippine case.