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Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives

Lina Molokotos-Liederman


This book examines social change in Europe in recent years and how it relates to religion, minority populations, and gender, and their interacting effects on inclusion and conflict. Bringing together international experts in a wide range of fields, the book looks closely at various practices of social service provision in a number of different countries, exploring links between values, welfare, and social change, with particular attention to changes brought about by recent austerity measures. The book provides an overview of the relationship between welfare and religion, which developed during ... More

Keywords: social change, religion, minority populations, gender, inclusion, conflict, social service provision, welfare, austerity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447318972
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318972.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lina Molokotos-Liederman, editor
Uppsala University

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One Introduction

Anders Bäckström

Part One: Thinking methodologically: approaches to research and practice

Three Using case studies in religion, values and welfare research

Olav Helge Angell and Lina Molokotos-Liederman

Four Social cohesion: from research to practice

Olav Helge Angell, Marjukka Laiho, Anne Birgitta Pessi and Siniša Zrinščak

Part Two: Thinking regionally: key case studies in welfare and religion in Europe

Six The intersections of state, family and church in Italy and Greece

Margarita Markoviti and Lina Molokotos-Liederman

Part Three: Gendered and minority perspectives

Part Four: Drawing the threads together

Thirteen Afterword

Grace Davie