Routledge Handbook on the Governance of Religious Diversity

Routledge Handbook on the Governance of Religious Diversity

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This book critically reviews state-religion models and the ways in which different countries manage religious diversity, illuminating different responses to the challenges encountered in accommodating both majorities and minorities. The country cases encompass eight world regions and 23 countries, offering a wealth of research material suitable to support comparative research. Each case is analysed in depth looking at historical trends, current practices, policies, legal norms and institutions.


By looking into state-religion relations and governance of religious diversity in regions beyond Europe, we gain insights into predominantly Muslim countries (Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia), countries with pronounced historical religious diversity (India and Lebanon) and into a predominantly migrant pluralist nation (Australia). These insights can provide a basis for re-thinking European models and learning from experiences of governing religious diversity in other socio-economic and geopolitical contexts. Key analytical and comparative reflections inform the introduction and concluding chapters.


This volume offers a research and study companion to better understand the connection between state-religion relations and the governance of religious diversity in order to inform both policy and research efforts in accommodating religious diversity. Given its accessible language and further readings provided in each chapter, the volume is ideally suited for undergraduate and graduate students. It will also be a valuable resource for researchers working in the wider field of ethnic, migration, religion and citizenship studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 22.86mm | 454g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 14 Line drawings, black and white; 38 Tables, black and white; 14 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0367538261
  • 9780367538262

Table of contents

1. The Governance of Religious Diversity: Challenges and Responses


Anna Triandafyllidou and Tina Magazzini


Part I: Western Europe





2. Belgium: Devolved Federalism


Thomas Sealy and Tariq Modood





3. France: From Laicite to Laicism?


Thomas Sealy and Tariq Modood





4. Germany: Federal Corporatism


Thomas Sealy and Tariq Modood





5. The United Kingdom: Weak Establishment and Pragmatic Pluralism


Thomas Sealy and Tariq Modood


Part II: Southern Europe





6. The Italian Case: 'Baptised Laicita' and a Changing Demographic


Tina Magazzini





7. Spain: All Religions are Equal, but Some are More Equal than Others


Tina Magazzini





8. Greece: The 'Prevailing Religion' and the Governance of Diversity


Eda Gemi


Part III: Central Eastern Europe and Russia





9. Hungary: Religion as the Government's Political Tool


Daniel Vekony





10. Lithuania: The Predicament of the Segregation of Religions


Egdunas Racius





11. Slovakia: Fear of New Religious Minorities


Egdunas Racius





12. Russia: Governance of Religion - What, How, and Why


Marat Iliyasov


Part IV: South-Eastern Europe





13. Bulgaria: Strong Cultural Legacies, Weak Institutions, and Political Instrumentalisation of Religion


Mila Mancheva





14. Albania: Legacy of Shared Culture and History for Religious Tolerance


Liliya Yakova and Leda Kuneva





15. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Persisting Ethno-Religious Divide


Gergana Tzvetkova and Rosalina Todorova


Part V: The MENA Region





16. Turkey: Whither Secularism?


Haldun Gulalp





17. Lebanon: Confessionalism and the Problem of Divided Loyalties


Yuksel Taskin





18. Egypt: Religious Diversity in an Age of Securitisation


H.A. Hellyer





19. Tunisia: Governing the Religious Sphere After 2011


Georges Fahmi





20. Morocco: Governing Religious Diversity


Mehdi Lahlou and Mounir Zouiten


Part VI: South and Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific





21. India: The Challenge of Being Plural and Multicultural


Gurpreet Mahajan





22. Indonesia: A Complex Experience of Religious Diversity Governance


Pradana Boy Zulian and Hasnan Bachtiar





23. Malaysia: A Secular Constitution Under Siege?


Zawawi Ibrahim and Imran Mohd Rasid





24. Australia: Diversity, Neutrality, and Exceptionalism


Michele Grossman, Vivian Gerrand and Anna Halafoff





25. Governing Religious Diversity Across the World: Comparative Insights


Anna Triandafyllidou and Tina Magazzini
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About Anna Triandafyllidou

Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University, Toronto. She was previously based at the European University Institute (EUI) where she held a Robert Schuman Chair on Cultural Pluralism in the EUI's Global Governance Programme. She is Editor of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.


Dr. Tina Magazzini is a Research Associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute, in Florence, where she researches different models of religious diversity governance. She holds a PhD in Human Rights and an MA in International Relations, and prior to joining the EUI worked with different research institutes and international organizations in the US, Belgium, Hungary, Spain and Zimbabwe.
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