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New Book: Religion and welfare in Europe: gendered and minority perspectives

(Policy Press, September 2017)

Edited by Lina Molokotos-Liederman with Anders Bäckström and Grace Davie

Using welfare as a prism, Religion and welfare in Europe explores regional conceptions and variations in welfare and religion across Europe.

Methodological approaches to research and practice draw thematic comparisons on these issues using case studies focused on gendered and minority perspectives as they relate to the varied provision of social welfare in selected European countries.

Contributors offer comparative insights on majority-minority relations concerning practices, patterns and mechanisms of social welfare provision, explaining how these lead to conflict, cohesion or – as is so often the case – the grey area in between.