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ReligioWest Project

Call for papers

ReligioWest Project

The ReligioWest Project based at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) – European University Institute (EUI) is inviting submissions for its working paper series.

ReligioWest is a research project funded by the European Research Council and based at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

It aims at studying how different western states in Europe and North America are redefining their relationship to religions, under the challenge of an increasing religious activism in the public sphere, associated with new religious movements and with Islam.

The Working Paper Series benefits from contributions from the Project’s fellows as well as from leading scholars and experienced practitioners interested in and focused on the subject matter. The Working Papers Series aims at assessing theoretical issues, specific policies, and regulatory questions.

Submissions fort this call should address novel research in the field of:

– Religious practices in Europe and USA (including religious affiliations, religious practices, bulding of new workship places, recruitment of clerics, conversions)

– Court decisions on cases involving religion in Europe and North America (legal doctrines, common trends, definition of religion)

– Relationship between religions and secular law (interventions of religious groups in the public sphere, religious lobbying)

– Public debates on Western identities and values

The selection of the Working Papers takes place following a peer-review process. Selected papers are published both in paper and in digital copy on the EUI Repository and ReligioWest webpage. For the selected papers a compensation will be agreed with the Director of the project. Please find further information about this call and how to prepare your submission at:

In order to discuss further the fit of your paper in the working paper series, or if you have any further inquires, please contact Dr. Pasquale Annicchino, at: