Conceptualising the role of cities in the governance of religious diversity in EuropeMartínez-Ariño, J., 2018, In : Current Sociology. 66, 5, p. 810-827 18 p.
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The sociological literature has devoted less attention to cities than to nation-states as contexts for the regulation of religion and religious diversity in Europe. Drawing on ideas from the literature on migration, urban studies, geography and the sociology of religion, as well as empirical material from fieldwork conducted in three medium-size cities in France, the author conceptualises the governance of religious diversity in cities as complex assemblages where (1) the political interests and claims of various unequally socially positioned actors over (2) a number of domains and objects of the public expression of religiosity are (3) subjected to a variety of municipal interventions, which are (4) shaped by the interplay of supranational legal frameworks, national legislation, policies, institutional arrangements and local contextual factors. The result of these regulation processes are particular (and often contested) normative definitions of ‘accepted’ or ‘legitimate’ public expressions of religiosity, subsequently enacted by a variety of local actors through both formal procedures and informal practices.
|Number of pages||18|
|Early online date||19-Dec-2017|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Cities, Europe, governance, municipalities, religious diversity, IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION, NATIONAL MODELS, RESEARCH AGENDA, URBAN SPACE, POLICIES, FRANCE, POLITICS, MOSQUES, STATE, PARTICIPATION