Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology

Jack Barbalet (Editor/Coordinator)

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With a clear statement of the theoretical issues in the debates about secularization and post-secularism, ‘Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology’ considers a number of major case studies – from China, Europe, Singapore and South Asia – in order to understand the rise of public religions in the modern state. By distinguishing between political secularization – the separation of state and religion – and social secularization – the transformation of the everyday practice of religion – this volume offers an integrating framework within which to analyze these different societies.
Original languageUnknown
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAnthem Press
ISBN (Print)0857287982
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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