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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The Burqa Affair Across Europe: Between Public and Private Space

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Edited by: Ferrari, Alessandro, Sabrina Pastorelli

ISBN13: 9781409470656
Published: July 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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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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Human Rights and Civil Liberties
In praise of pragmatism, Silvio Ferrari
Burqa and Islam, Roberta Aluffi Beck-Peccoz
Burqa, niqab and women’s rights, Letizia Mancini
A besieged right: religious freedom and the Italian war on the burqa and the niqab, Alessandro Ferrari
The burqa affair in France, Anne Fornerod
Legal and social issues concerning the wearing of the burqa and other head coverings in the United Kingdom, Mark Hill
Introducing a general burqa ban in the Netherlands, Adriaan Overbeeke
The burqa affair in Spain: legal perspectives, Agustín Motilla
The Belgian ‘burqa ban’. Legal aspects of local and general prohibitions on covering and concealing one’s face in Belgium, Jogchum Vrielink, Saila Ouald-Chaib and Eva Brems
A quest for open helmets. On the Danish burqa affair, Lisbet Christoffersen
Burqa in Germany - not really an issue. A short note, Jörn Thielmann and Kathrin Vorholzer
The anti-burqa movement in Western Europe, Ralph Grillo and Prakash Shah
The burqa in Europe: European institutions and the comparative/interdisciplinary approach, Daniele Ferrari and Sabrina Pastorelli
The RELIGARE-Como declaration on the issue of the burqa