Public policies, interfaith associations and religious minorities: A new policy paradigm? Evidence from the case of Barcelona

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Abstract

Religious diversity is posing new and urgent challenges to local authorities and there is no solid foundation of expertise in dealing with this issue at the local level. In some European cities, interfaith platforms are providing local authorities with new governance tools to cope with the challenges of religious diversity and are generating new ways of framing and representing religion in the public sphere. The author takes the city of Barcelona as a case study with the aim of exploring the emergence of a new model for dealing with religious minority issues that goes beyond State-Church relations and the political legacies in this area. © The Author(s) 2012.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-587
JournalSocial Compass
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

Keywords

  • interfaith associations
  • policy paradigm
  • public policies
  • religious minorities
  • religious pluralism
  • secularization
  • Spain

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