Religious Diversity Governance Book

Routledge Handbook on the Governance of Religious Diversity

Edited By Anna Triandafyllidou and Tina Magazzini
Copyright Year 2021

Available for purchase from the publisher and Amazon as hardback, paperback, and e-book.

Written by members of the GREASE consortium, this book critically reviews state-religion models and the ways in which different countries manage religious diversity, illuminating different responses to the challenges encountered in accommodating both majorities and minorities.

singularly ambitious … a useful resource for scholars with an interest in links between Islam, Christianity, nationalism and human rights

– Review by Pier-Luc Dupont in Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies

Watch video interview below with co-editors of the Routledge Handbook on the Governance of Religious Diversity
GREASE’s Anna Triandafyllidou and Tina Magazzini speak with Judd Birdsall, project director of the Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion & Diplomacy and a senior research fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. // Recorded April 15, 2021.

Table of Contents

1. The Governance of Religious Diversity: Challenges and Responses
Anna Triandafyllidou and Tina Magazzini 

Part I: Western Europe

2. Belgium: Devolved Federalism
Thomas Sealy and Tariq Modood
3. France: From Laïcité to Laicism?
Thomas Sealy and Tariq Modood
4. Germany: Federal Corporatism
Thomas Sealy and Tariq Modood
5. The United Kingdom: Weak Establishment and Pragmatic Pluralism
Thomas Sealy and Tariq Modood

Part II: Southern Europe

6. The Italian Case: ‘Baptised Laicità’ and a Changing Demographic
Tina Magazzini
7. Spain: All Religions are Equal, but Some are More Equal than Others
Tina Magazzini
8. Greece: The ‘Prevailing Religion’ and the Governance of Diversity
Eda Gemi
Part III: Central Eastern Europe and Russia
9. Hungary: Religion as the Government’s Political Tool
Dániel Vékony
10. Lithuania: The Predicament of the Segregation of Religions
Egdūnas Račius
11. Slovakia: Fear of New Religious Minorities
Egdūnas Račius
12. Russia: Governance of Religion – What, How, and Why 
Marat Iliyasov

Part IV: South-Eastern Europe

13. Bulgaria: Strong Cultural Legacies, Weak Institutions, and Political Instrumentalisation of Religion 
Mila Mancheva
14. Albania: Legacy of Shared Culture and History for Religious Tolerance
Liliya Yakova and Leda Kuneva
15. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Persisting Ethno-Religious Divide 
Gergana Tzvetkova and Rosalina Todorova

Part V: The MENA Region

16. Turkey: Whither Secularism?
Haldun Gülalp
17. Lebanon: Confessionalism and the Problem of Divided Loyalties
Yuksel Taskin
18. Egypt: Religious Diversity in an Age of Securitisation 
H.A. Hellyer
19. Tunisia: Governing the Religious Sphere After 2011
Georges Fahmi
20. Morocco: Governing Religious Diversity
Mehdi Lahlou and Mounir Zouiten

Part VI: South and Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific

21. India: The Challenge of Being Plural and Multicultural
Gurpreet Mahajan
22. Indonesia: A Complex Experience of Religious Diversity Governance
Pradana Boy Zulian and Hasnan Bachtiar
23. Malaysia: A Secular Constitution Under Siege? 
Zawawi Ibrahim and Imran Mohd Rasid
24. Australia: Diversity, Neutrality, and Exceptionalism
Michele Grossman, Vivian Gerrand and Anna Halafoff

25. Governing Religious Diversity Across the World: Comparative Insights
Anna Triandafyllidou and Tina Magazzini