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Dr. Robert D. Woodberry

Member, Political Science Department

National University of Singapore

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National University of Singapore

21 Lower Kent Ridge Road

Singapore, 119077


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Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Texas at Austin

Graduate Student In Sociology

University of North Carolina


University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


University of Texas-Austin Sociologist

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A listing of Sociologists of Religion [cached]

Robert D Woodberry Department of Sociology, NAtional University of Singapore

The Biblical Worldview and Western Civilisation - CultureWatch Bill Muehlenberg’s CultureWatch [cached]

In the May 2, 2012 edition of the American Political Science Review, Robert D. Woodberry of the National University of Singapore wrote an incisive piece entitled "The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy". There he makes a forceful case for how Christian missions largely laid the groundwork for so much of the democratic West.

Too long to properly summarise here (it extends to over 30 pages), it may be best to just allow the author to summarise his findings. In his introduction he says this:

Ed Brown | Emerging Scholars Blog [cached]

The World the Missionaries Made is a report on the work of Robert Woodberry, a sociologist currently researching atRead more...

Despite the threats from the Taliban ... [cached]

Despite the threats from the Taliban and other extremists, a recently publicized study by Robert Woodberry, a sociologist and professor at the National University of Singapore, showed the presence of "conversionary Protestant" missionaries helps to explain why some nations develop stable democracies.

After 10 years of postgraduate study, Woodberry concluded in a study published by the American Political Science Review in 2012: 
"Areas where Protestant missionaries had a significant presence in the past are on average more economically developed today, with comparatively better health, lower infant mortality, lower corruption, greater literacy, higher educational attainment (especially for women), and more robust membership in nongovernmental associations."
Woodberry told Christianity Today, "Even in places where few people converted, [missionaries] had a profound economic and political impact."

"Looking Beyond the Usual Suspects: ... [cached]

"Looking Beyond the Usual Suspects: Integrating Religious Actors into the Study of Democratization and Economic Development" by Robert D. Woodberry (National University of Singapore)

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