Religious Liberty in Transitional Societies: The Politics of Religion

Religious Liberty in Transitional Societies: The Politics of Religion

by John Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 052182396X

ISBN-13: 9780521823968

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Individuals struggle to find meaning within the chaos of states undergoing political change. Religious elites seek to define their role within the new order while political elites search for new ways to ensure legitimacy and develop national unity. Contrasting the politics of religious liberty in a number of Southern and Eastern European countries, John Anderson…  See more details below

Overview

Individuals struggle to find meaning within the chaos of states undergoing political change. Religious elites seek to define their role within the new order while political elites search for new ways to ensure legitimacy and develop national unity. Contrasting the politics of religious liberty in a number of Southern and Eastern European countries, John Anderson explores the broader issue of creating a democratic mentality in such transitional societies. In the process he exposes the use of privilege and discrimination practiced by religious and political elites in these societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521823968
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Southern Europe: Spain and Greece; 3. Central and Eastern Europe: Poland and Bulgaria; 4. The former USSR: Russia and the successor states; 5. Justifying religious 'recognition' and/or discrimination; 6. Conclusion: culture, conflict, modernisation and religious liberty; Select bibliography; Index.

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