Between now and March of 2022, GREASE will produce scores of digital and printed publications. Alongside scholarly work, we are creating practical outputs to engage policymakers, civil society and the media. We are gathering and analysing comparative data on 23 countries in five separate corners of the world.
Delving deep into vital questions concerning state-religion relations, we hope to gain robust insights into religious diversity governance and religiously inspired radicalisation. We are also looking at how different forms of secularism and migration factor into this discussion.
Over the lifetime of our project we plan to generate at least three concept papers, 23 country profiles & reports, 13 reports on radicalisation and resilience, several journal articles, numerous blog articles, two “special issues”, an academic book, a practical handbook, four policy briefs and a comprehensive final report.
Here’s a rough overview of what we’ve produced so far and what’s in the pipeline:
In March we published our first Blog Articles. May saw the release of three Concept Papers outlining the project’s conceptual framework. By the end of 2019, we plan to e-publish a series of 23 Country Profiles and a corresponding set of detailed Country Reports. These reports will assess governance of religious diversity in light of historical, economic, cultural and political factors.
During our second year we intend to issue 13 Country Reports on Religious Radicalisation and Resilience. That same year we will also produce a practical Handbook on strengthening resilience against violent religious radicalisation.
In our third year we will publish four concise Policy Briefs linked to our Regional Dialogue workshops in Morocco, Malaysia, Bulgaria and the UK. The policy briefs will be preceded by a Comparative Report on state-religion relations in different world regions.
As the project nears its conclusion in March 2022, we will issue a substantial Final Report with key findings which will be delivered to the European Commission and available for public review.
All the above (and much more) will be accessible on this website.