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Public Funding of Religions in Europe

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Edited by: Francis Messner

ISBN13: 9781472428912
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This collection brings together legal scholars, canonists and political scientists to focus on the issue of public funding in support of religious activities and institutions in Europe. The study begins by revolving around the various mechanisms put in place by the domestic legal systems, as well as those resulting from the European law of human rights and the law of the European Union. It then goes on to look at state support and particular religious groups.

The presentation of European and national law is supplemented by theoretical and interdisciplinary contributions, with the main focus being to bring into discussion and map the relationship between the funding of religions and the economy and to infer from it an attempt at a systematic examination or theorization of such funding.

This collection is essential reading for those studying Law and Religion, with particular focus on the countries of the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Turkey.

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Subjects:
Law and Society
Contents:
Introduction, Francis Messner
State support to religions: European regulation, Francoise Curtit and Anne Fornerod
Public funding of religious organizations in the Netherlands, Paul van Sasse van Ysselt
Funding of religious and non-confessional organizations: the case of Belgium, Louis-Leon Christians and Stephanie Wattier
Public funding of religions: the situation in France, Pierre-Henri Prelot
Public funding of faiths according to local law in Alsace-Moselle, Francis Messner
Funding of religious activities in France 1790-1905, Jeanne-Marie Tuffery-Andrieu
Church tax, subsidies and state aid - church funding in Germany, Heinrich de Wall
A long historical path towards transparency, accountability and good governance: on financing religions in Denmark, Lisbet Christoffersen
Public funding of the religious groups in Italy, Vincenzo Pacillo
Paying the piper? Public funding and supervision of religion in a secularized society (United Kingdom), Frank Cranmer
Differential, disguised and deterritorialized: state funding of religion in Turkey, Zana Citak, Aykan Erdemir and Tu?ba Tanyeri-Erdemir
Religious communities, public funding and economics, Niels Kaergard
A theory of church funding - one answer, two problems, Rik Torfs
Religious activities and public funding - summary observations, Jean-Marie Woehrling
Funding of Protestant churches, Jean Volff
Management of goods in the Catholic church and its relationship with the laws of the state - principles and implementation, Patrick Valdrini
Issue of the funding of worship in Islam - worship, imams and mosques, as viewed through texts and practice, Franck Fregosi
Financing of worship and its original symbolic referents in the Jewish tradition, Raphael Drai
Index.