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Resurgent Religion and World Politics. Washington. Beyer, Peter (2004): Religion and Globalization. London. Beyer, Peter (2006): Religions in Global Society. London. ) (2007): Religion, Globalization and Culture. Leiden. Beyme, Klaus von (1994): Systemwechsel in Osteuropa. Frankfurt/M. Bibo, Istvan (1992): Die Misere der osteuropäischen Kleinstaaterei, Frankfurt/M. ) (2002): Postcommunist Transformation and the Social Sciences. Cross-Disciplinary Approaches. London. ) (2009): International Migration and the Governance of Religious Diversity.

Bruce, Steve (1992): Modernisation and Religion. Sociologists and Historians Discuss the Secularisation Thesis. London. Byrnes, Timothy (2001): Transnational Catholicism in Post-communist Europe. Lanham. Byrnes, Timothy/Katzenstein, Peter J. ) (2006): Religion in an Expanding Europe. Cambridge. Casanova, José (1994): Public Religion in the Modern World. Chicago. Casanova, José (1998): Ethno-linguistic and Religious Pluralism and Democratic Construction in Ukraine. ): Post-Soviet Political Order.

This position has been stated by Pollack (2002) with regard to post-communist economic growth and related social welfare gains as well as Norris and Inglehart (2004) in view of the decreasing religious vitality levels between the older and younger generations. On the other hand, particularly with respect to the Orthodox countries, rational choice religious market approaches have tried to describe the growth of religious vitality levels as a result of the increasing religious pluralisation in post-communist countries (Greeley 2003).

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