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Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Justin Beaumont and Paul Cloke


This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to examine the role of FBOs in overcoming poverty and social exclusion in European cities. At a time of uniquely European controversies and neoliberal globalisation, this volume explores the defining relations of FBOs and contains sectoral studies to explore how FBOs are growing in importance in the provision of social services in the European urban context. This seminal book is an essential reference source for academics studying social policy, sociology, geography, politics, urban studies and theology/religious studies.

Keywords: Faith-based Organisations (FBOs), Social services, Sociology, Social policy, Urban studies, Politics, Poverty/social exclusion, Globalisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781847428349
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428349.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justin Beaumont, editor

Paul Cloke, editor

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Part I Defining relations of faith-based organisations

TWO State–religion relations and welfare regimes in Europe

José Luis Romanillos, Justin Beaumont, and Mustafa Şen

Three Spaces of postsecular engagement in cities

Agatha Herman, Justin Beaumont, Paul Cloke, and Andrés Walliser

Four Faith-based organisations, urban governance and welfare state retrenchment

Ingemar Elander, Maarten Davelaar, and Andrés Walliser

Part II Sectoral studies

TEN Turkish Islamic organisations: a comparative study in Germany, the Netherlands and Turkey

Jürgen Friedrichs, Jennifer Klöckner, Mustafa Şen, and Nynke de Witte

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