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The Burqa Affair Across Europe: Between Public and Private Space

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Edited by Alessandro Ferrari, University of Insubria, Italy and Sabrina Pastorelli, University of Milan, Italy
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Ashgate Publishing Firm. Series : Cultural Diversity and Law in Association with RELIGARE
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In recent years, the wearing of the full-face veil or burqa/niqab has proved a controversial issue in many multi-cultural European societies. Focussing on the socio-legal and human rights angle, this volume provides a useful comparative perspective on how the issue has been dealt with across a range of European states as well as at European institutional level. In so doing, the work draws a theoretical framework for the place of religion between public and private space. With contributions from leading experts from law, sociology and politics, the book presents a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to one of the most contentious and symbolic issues of recent times.

 

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Religion in Public Spaces: A European Perspective

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Author(s): 
Silvio Ferrari and Sabrina Pastorelli (The University of Milan, Italy)
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Ashgate Publishing Firm. Series : Cultural Diversity and Law in Association with RELIGARE
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This timely volume discusses the much debated and controversial subject of the presence of religion in the public sphere. The book is divided in three sections. In the first the public/private distinction is studied mainly from a theoretical point of view, through the contributions of lawyers, philosophers and sociologists. In the following sections their proposals are tested through the analysis of two case studies, religious dress codes and places of worship. These sections include discussions on some of the most controversial recent cases from around Europe with contributions from some of the leading experts in the area of law and religion.

 

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A Test of Faith? Religious Diversity and Accommodation in the European Workplace

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Author(s): 
Katayoun Alidadi, Marie-Claire Foblets and Jogchum Vrielink (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Publication: 
Ashgate Publishing Firm. Series : Cultural Diversity and Law in Association with RELIGARE
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Issues of religious diversity in the workplace have become very topical and have been raised before domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights. Examining the controversial and constantly evolving position of religion in the workplace, this collection brings together chapters by legal and social science scholars and provides a wealth of information on legal responses across Europe, Turkey and the United States to conflicts between professional and religious obligations involving employees and employers.

 

The contributors examine how case law from the European Court of Human Rights, domestic experiences and comparative analyses can indicate trends and reveal established and innovative approaches. This multi-perspective volume will be relevant for legal practitioners, researchers, academics and policy-makers interested in human rights law, discrimination law, labour law and the intersection of law and religion.

 

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