22nd Nordic Conference for Sociology of Religion

Christoffersen, L. (Organizer)

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paper session: Regulation of Religion? Limits of Law? What Law Regulates What Religion? Not least in the Nordic countries, recent years have seen both continuity and change when it comes to how politics (and thus also law) is supposed to regulate religion as well as the extent to which religion is assumed to give resistance to political regulatory attempts. This session takes a theoretical starting point in analyzing possible boundaries, self-boundaries and breaking points in this conflict. The session the pursuits to analyze three different topical areas: a) a possible forum internum for religious communities (incl folkekirker)? B) staff regulations in the religious labour market; and c) the question on whether or not family matters are part of (collective or individual) freedom of religion and belief. The session follows up on and proceeds from a workshop held at Roskilde University April 2014 and thus contributes to a work in progress.
Period20 Aug 2014 - 22 Aug 2014
Event typeConference
LocationKøbenhavn, Denmark