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EU enlargement - to countries in Central and Eastern Europe in 2004, the inclusion of Bulgaria and Romania in 2007, and increasing debates on Turkey's membership - has dramatically transformed the European Union into a multi-religious space. Religious communities are not only shaping identities but are also influential factors in political discourse. This edited volume examines the activities of religious actors in the context of supranational European institutions and the ways in which they have responded to the idea of Europe at local and international levels. By bringing together scholars working in political science, history, law and sociology, this volume analyses key religious factors in contemporary EU architecture, such as the transformation of religious identities, the role of political and religious leaders, EU legislation on religion, and, the activities of religious lobbies. This book was published as a special issue of Religion, State and Society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415466271
ISBN-10: 041546627X
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lucien N. Leustean

Lucian N. Leustean is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham. John T.S. Madeley is Senior Lecturer in Government in the Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science.