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Faith-Based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities
     

Faith-Based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities

by Justin Beaumont (Editor)
 

At a time of heightened globalization and reductions in welfare states, faithbased organizations are increasingly the source of vital social services. This multidisciplinary book presents original examples and a pan-European perspective to assess the role of faith-based organizations in combating poverty, social exclusion, and general distress in cities across

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At a time of heightened globalization and reductions in welfare states, faithbased organizations are increasingly the source of vital social services. This multidisciplinary book presents original examples and a pan-European perspective to assess the role of faith-based organizations in combating poverty, social exclusion, and general distress in cities across Europe. Looking at how these organizations operate amid European controversies over immigration, integration, and the rise of religiousbased radicalism, this timely collection offers a crucial reference for academics, researchers, and decision-makers across a variety of fields, from sociology and geography to religious studies.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities is an anthology that is geared especially for those interested in learning about the concepts and practices of FBOs throughout Europe (and how what can be learned from them may be generalised in other regions), as well as those interested in advancing research in the field.” 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847428349
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
11/22/2012
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Justin Beaumont is assistant professor in the faculty of spatial sciences at the University of Groningen and the author of Exploring the Postsecular and Postsecular Cities. Paul Cloke is professor of human geography at the University of Exeter and the author of over twenty books, including, most recently, Swept Up Lives and Spiritual Landscapes.   

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