Religion and Politics in the European Union: The Secular Canopy

Religion and Politics in the European Union: The Secular Canopy

by Francois Foret


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107082717
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/05/2015
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics Series
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Fran�ois Foret is a Professor of Political Science at the Universit� Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and holds a Jean Monnet Chair funded by the European Commission. He is the director for political research at the Institute for European Studies at ULB and a researcher at the Centre d'�tude de la vie politique (CEVIPOL). His research interests include European integration, institutions, politics and policies; European identity and memory; symbolic politics; the role of culture in the legitimization of political orders; and the interaction between religion and politics.

Table of Contents

1. Religion in the framing of a European polity; 2. Religion in the selection of European rulers: is the EU Christian democratic, secularist, or neutral?; 3. Religion in the European electoral process: more than a trace, less than a path; 4. Religion and political socialization in Brussels; 5. Religion and public action in the EU; 6. Legitimization of the EU: meeting religion in the public sphere; 7. Religion in the external identity of the EU; Appendix: presentation of the survey 'relep': method, sample, range, and limits of the data.

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