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Religion, Politics and Law in the European Union.

By: Leustean, Lucian N.
Contributor(s): Madeley, John T.S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (241 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317990819.Subject(s): Religion and politics--European Union countriesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Religion, Politics and Law in the European UnionDDC classification: 261.7094 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Abstracts -- Religion, Politics and Law in the European Union: an Introduction -- Religious Identity and the European Union -- 1 European Integration, Laïcite´ and Religion -- 2 Religion: a Solution or a Problem for the Legitimisation of the European Union? -- 3 A European Battlefield: Does the EU Have a Soul? Is Religion In or Out of Place in the European Union? -- 4 From Hammer and Sickle to Star and Crescent: the Question of Religion for European Identity and a Political Europe -- 5 European Enlargement, Secularisation and Religious Re-publicisation in Central and Eastern Europe -- Religious and Political Leaders in the Construction of the European Union -- 6 Cracks in a Façade of Unity: the French and Italian Christian Democrats and the Launch of the European Integration Process, 1945-1957 -- 7 Alcide De Gasperi and Antonio Messineo: a Spiritual Idea of Politics and a Pragmatic Idea of Religion? -- 8 Papal Thought on Europe and the European Union in the Twentieth Century -- Religion and Law in the European Union -- 9 Towards a 'Common Law' on Religion in the European Union -- 10 Voices in the Wilderness: the Established Church of England and the European Union -- Religious Lobbies in the European Union -- 11 Religious Lobbies in the European Union: from Dominant Church to Faith-Based Organisation? -- 12 The European Union and the New Religious Movements -- 13 The Logic of Structured Dialogue between Religious Associations and the Institutions of the European Union -- Index.
Summary: EU enlargement - to countries in Central and Eastern Europe in 2004, the inclusion of Bulgaria and Romania in 2007, and increasing debates on Turkey's membership - has dramatically transformed the European Union into a multi-religious space. Religious communities are not only shaping identities but are also influential factors in political discourse. This edited volume examines the activities of religious actors in the context of supranational European institutions and the ways in which they have responded to the idea of Europe at local and international levels. By bringing together scholars working in political science, history, law and sociology, this volume analyses key religious factors in contemporary EU architecture, such as the transformation of religious identities, the role of political and religious leaders, EU legislation on religion, and, the activities of religious lobbies. This book was published as a special issue of Religion, State and Society.
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Abstracts -- Religion, Politics and Law in the European Union: an Introduction -- Religious Identity and the European Union -- 1 European Integration, Laïcite´ and Religion -- 2 Religion: a Solution or a Problem for the Legitimisation of the European Union? -- 3 A European Battlefield: Does the EU Have a Soul? Is Religion In or Out of Place in the European Union? -- 4 From Hammer and Sickle to Star and Crescent: the Question of Religion for European Identity and a Political Europe -- 5 European Enlargement, Secularisation and Religious Re-publicisation in Central and Eastern Europe -- Religious and Political Leaders in the Construction of the European Union -- 6 Cracks in a Façade of Unity: the French and Italian Christian Democrats and the Launch of the European Integration Process, 1945-1957 -- 7 Alcide De Gasperi and Antonio Messineo: a Spiritual Idea of Politics and a Pragmatic Idea of Religion? -- 8 Papal Thought on Europe and the European Union in the Twentieth Century -- Religion and Law in the European Union -- 9 Towards a 'Common Law' on Religion in the European Union -- 10 Voices in the Wilderness: the Established Church of England and the European Union -- Religious Lobbies in the European Union -- 11 Religious Lobbies in the European Union: from Dominant Church to Faith-Based Organisation? -- 12 The European Union and the New Religious Movements -- 13 The Logic of Structured Dialogue between Religious Associations and the Institutions of the European Union -- Index.

EU enlargement - to countries in Central and Eastern Europe in 2004, the inclusion of Bulgaria and Romania in 2007, and increasing debates on Turkey's membership - has dramatically transformed the European Union into a multi-religious space. Religious communities are not only shaping identities but are also influential factors in political discourse. This edited volume examines the activities of religious actors in the context of supranational European institutions and the ways in which they have responded to the idea of Europe at local and international levels. By bringing together scholars working in political science, history, law and sociology, this volume analyses key religious factors in contemporary EU architecture, such as the transformation of religious identities, the role of political and religious leaders, EU legislation on religion, and, the activities of religious lobbies. This book was published as a special issue of Religion, State and Society.

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<p>Lucian N. Leustean is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham.</p> <p>John T.S. Madeley is Senior Lecturer in Government in the Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science.</p>

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