Professor Thorleif Petterson has been recently honored for his long scientific and academic trajectory and his valuable contribution to the World Values Survey and European Values Surveys. The tribute was done last June at Sånga Säby during the presentation of the book "Religion, Democratic Values and Political Conflict", edited by Yilmaz Esmer, Hans-Dieter Klingemann and Bi Puranen.
Thorleif Pettersson has a long and successful academic carrier behind him with a professorship at Uppsala University, Sweden, in the Sociology of religion (1988– 2008) and as a senior Researcher at Ersta-sköndal högskola, Stockholm and Uppsala. Thorleif Pettersson has an impressive network also outside the universities. He is one of the key persons in the research network
The book “Religion, Democratic Values and Political Conflict”, Festschrift in honour of Thorleif Pettersson, (edited by Yilmaz Esmer, Hans-Dieter Klingemann and Bi Puranen) includes a Tabula Gratulatoria for Thorleif Petterson and an extended chapter with a summary of his work. It will be a part of Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis in the series Psychologica et Sociologica Religionum, nr 23 (2009). The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation has supported the printing of the book.
The book itself is organized in 3 parts:
There are contributions from more than 18 top authors on many different topics. Click here to download the table of contents in PDF.
From left to right, Ron Inglehart, Catalina Romero, Thorleif Petterson, Fares Braizat, Christian Welzel, Christian W. Haerpfer, Bi Puranen, Hans Dieter Klingeman, Shen Ming Ming, Marta Lagos, Yilmaz Esmer and Juan Díez Nicolás.