Religious violence in political life: critical review and evidence from egyptian survey

Mohammed Moselhy

A long tradition of research into political culture argues that greater support for core liberal democratic values leads to a rejection of destructive political activities and reduced support for violent politics. Policy makers have long drawn on this line of inquiry, arguing that democracy can reduce violent political activity such as terrorism. The aim of this survey was to study the attitude of a sample of Egyptians’ attitude toward the impact of democracy in reducing political violence inside and outside the borders of the country.

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