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Jörn Thielmann

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Jörn
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Jörn Thielmann (Ph.D., Islamic Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum) is since January 2009 Managing Director of the Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe EZIRE at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 2003 until 2008, he headed the Orient-Occident Center Mainz (KOOM) at the University of Mainz.

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This team does not aim at merely collecting materials and comparing different legal regimes across the several countries involved in this project with respect to conflicts between religious and secular rules. Considerable work has already been done in this field, particularly by partners involved in the RELIGARE project. The research team will add to it indepth research on, among others, the reasons that may explain the desire for the application of sharia norms and the attitudes of an existing legal order towards it.

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