TYPES OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE STATE, RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IN EUROPE – AN ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP A NEW CLASSIFICATION Cover Image

TYPES OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE STATE, RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IN EUROPE – AN ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP A NEW CLASSIFICATION
TYPES OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE STATE, RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IN EUROPE – AN ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP A NEW CLASSIFICATION

Author(s): Velizar Mirčov, Ivica Mladenović
Subject(s): Politics and religion
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Београду
Keywords: Church and state; Religious organisation; Laicisation; Secularisation;

Summary/Abstract: Existing theoretical models of relationship between the state and religious organizations is under consideration in this article. European countries have implemented different legal/legislative solutions which are used for regulating the relationships between the state, religion and religious organizations. Many authors have classified these different types of regulations in a number of ideal types. Within the context of this paper a new type of classification which is based on two separate dimensions of the relationship towards religion and religious organizations is presented. The first dimension is intimately interlinked with the laicization of the state, whilst the second one is linked with its secularistion. These dimensions are measured by an in depth study of a number of variables. Data based on the analysis of legislations within 19 European countries are presented herein within our classificatory scheme. This article can be a starting point for further theoretical and empirical work within this particular subfield.

  • Issue Year: 64/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 241-265
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: English