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Religion and the public order of the European Union

McCrea, R; (2010) Religion and the public order of the European Union. Oxford Univ Press: Oxford and New York.

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Provides the first comprehensive account of the role of religion within the public order of the European Union. It examines the protection and facilitation of individual and institutional religious freedom in EU law and the means through which the Union facilitates religious contribution to the legislative process. It also sets out the limitations on religious influence over law and politics required by the Union and shows the extent to which such limitations are identified as fundamental elements of the EU's public order. The book shows how the Union balances its largely Christian religious heritage with a strong secular and humanist tradition by fostering religion as a form of cultural identity while limiting its political influence.

Title:Religion and the public order of the European Union
Additional information:Short-listed for the 2011 John Birks Book Prize of the Society of Legal Scholars. Winner of the Research Endownment Trust Prize for best social science research of 2010. Reviewed in the Modern Law Review (2011) 74 (6) MLR 974-977, the Yearbook of European Law [2011] YEL 488-492, the European Law Journal 18 ELJ (2012) 169-171, Politics Religion and Ideology Vol. 12 (4) (2011) 484-485, the Irish Jurist Vol. XLVI (2011) 368-370, Journal of Common Market Studies JCMS 2012 Vol. 50 (2) 358-359, the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion OLJR (2012) 1-6.
Keywords:Political Science, Law, Religion, Secularism, European Union, Human Rights, Constitutional Law
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws

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