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Religion, politics and law in the European Union, edited by Lucian N. Leustean and John T. S. Madeley

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 scholar
Table Of 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
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non fiction
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1 online resource (241 p.)
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