Daily Archives: 5 October, 2010

Klaus Nellen

IWM Permanent Fellow emeritus
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Constructing Identity and Embracing Boredom in United Europe

  Much intellectual and institutional effort is invested in the attempt at understanding and bridging the gap between the European Union and its citizens. Numerous studies and projects have been set up with this aim and dedicated to the task of discovering or defining the meaning of European identity in postwar and post-wall Europe. [1] …
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From the Secularization of the State to the Deprivatization of Religion and Faith-Based Initiatives Policy in the USA [1]

The paradigm of secularization has been the main theoretical and analytical framework through which the social sciences have viewed the relationship of religion and modernity. According to Jose Casanova, however, academics usually try to present a single theory of secularization, while these theories are actually all made up of three unintegrated propositions. The first one …
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