European Culture Wars and the Italian Case: Which side are by Luca Ozzano,Alberta Giorgi

By Luca Ozzano,Alberta Giorgi

This booklet goals to appreciate the ecu political debate approximately contentious concerns, framed by way of non secular values by means of spiritual and/or secular actors in twenty first century. It particularly specializes in the Italian case, which, as a result of its extraordinary heritage and modern political panorama, is a paradigmatic case for the learn of the relationships among faith and politics.

In contemporary years, a few controversies concerning non secular matters have characterized the ecu public debate at either the european and the nationwide point. The ‘affaire du foulard’ in France, the referendum on abortion in Portugal, the popularity of same-sex marriages in lots of Western ecu States, the controversy over bioethics and the law of euthanasia are just a number of examples of contentious concerns related to faith. This ebook goals to make clear the interrelation among those varied debates, in addition to their broader which means, throughout the research of the paradigmatic case of Italy. Italy summarizes and occasionally exasperates wider eu developments, either a result of strange position typically performed through the Vatican in Italian politics and for the increase, because the Nineteen Nineties, of latest political marketers desirous to take advantage of moral and civilizational issues.

This paintings can be of significant curiosity to students and scholars of a few fields in the disciplines of political technology, sociology and legislation, and should be necessary for classes on faith and politics, political events, social events and civil society.


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