Religion and Politics in Post-Socialist Central and Southeastern Europe: Challenges since 1989

Religion and Politics in Post-Socialist Central and Southeastern Europe: Challenges since 1989

by S. Ramet (Editor)

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Religion and Politics in Post-Socialist Central and Southeastern Europe: Challenges since 1989 by S. Ramet

This volume examines the political engagement of religious associations in the post-socialist countries of Central and Southeastern Europe, with a focus on revelations about the collaboration of clergy with the communist-era secret police, intolerance, and controversies about the inclusion of religious instruction in the schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349461202
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Branko An?i?, Sociologist, Institute for Social Research, Croatia Isa Blumi, Senior Research Fellow, Leipzig University, Germany Janine Natalya Clark, Lecturer, University of Sheffield, UK Robert Goeckel, Professor, State University of New York, USA Ankica Marinovi?, Scientific Researcher, Institute for Social Research, Croatia Dinka Marinovi? Jerolimov, Scientific Advisor, Institute for Social Research, Croatia Kenneth Morrison, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University, UK Egon Pelikan, Associate Professor, University of Primorska, Slovenia Radmila Radi?, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Recent History of Serbia Milan Reban, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of North Texas, USA Lavinia Stan, Associate Professor, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada Lucian Turcescu, Professor, Concordia University, Canada Krisztián Ungváry, Researcher, Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Hungary Milan Vukomanovi?, Full Professor, University of Belgrade, Serbia Aleksander Zdravkovski, Ph.D. candidate, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Sini a Zrin ?ak, Professor, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Table of Contents

1. Religious organizations in post-communist Central and Southeastern Europe – An Introduction; Sabrina P. Ramet 2. The Catholic Church in Post-Communist Poland: Polarization, privatization, and decline in influence; Sabrina P. Ramet 3. The Catholic Church in the post-1989 Czech Republic and Slovakia; Milan Reban 4. The Kádár Regime and the Roman Catholic Hierarchy; Krisztián Ungváry 5. The Catholic Church and politics in Slovenia; Egon Pelikan 6. Church and state in Croatia: Legal framework, religious instruction, and social expectations; Siniša Zrinš?ak, Dinka Marinovi? Jerolimov, Ankica Marinovi?, & Branko An?i? 7. The Cross, the Crescent and the Bosnian War: The Legacy of Religious Involvement; Janine Natalya Clark 8. Religion and Democracy in Serbia since 1989: The Case of the Serbian Orthodox Church; Radmila Radi? & Milan Vukomanovi? 9. Islam and Politics in the Serbian Sandžak: Institutionalisation and feuds; Aleksander Zdravkovski 10. The Orthodox Churches of Macedonia and Montenegro; Aleksander Zdravkovski & Kenneth Morrison 11. The Orthodox Churches and Democratization in Romania and Bulgaria; Lavinia Stan & Lucian Turcescu 12. Religion and Politics among Albanians of Southeastern Europe; Isa Blumi Afterword; Robert F. Goeckel

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