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ECPR Standing Group on the European Union 10th Biennial Conference LUISS, Rome

Religion and Illiberal Politics: Theorising an Under-Researched Relationship

National Identity
Political Theory
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Anja Hennig
Europa-Universität Viadrina
Panel Co-Chair
Mirjam Weiberg-Salzmann
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Panel Discussant
Eva-Maria Euchner
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – LMU

06/09/2019 09:00 - 10:40
Building: (Building A) Faculty of Law, Administration & Economics Floor: 4th floor Room: 407
This panel presents the theoretical contributions of the forthcoming edited volume “Religion and Illiberal Politics in Europe. Actors, Factors, Identity Narratives”. The book analyses theoretically and empirically the complex links between religious and political actors, ideas or programs, which lead to an exclusivist, anti-pluralist or nationalist vision of society. Core questions of the theoretical part concern the concept of “the illiberal” in relation to the notions of e.g. anti-liberal or right-wing populist politics. Another focus is on theoretical underpinnings of how religion as ideological source or in terms of actors with religious affiliation serves illiberal political purposes. Finally, it presents some findings on factors and conditions which according to the studies presented in the volume trigger the interaction of religion and illiberal politics.

Paper List

Title Details
Conviviality in the Superdiverse City: Researching the Governance of Religion Beyond the Nation-State View Paper Details
Religion and Illiberal Politics: Cases of Actors, Ideologies and Identity Narratives View Paper Details
Religion and Illiberal Politics: Concepts, Patterns, and Conditions View Paper Details
Religion as Paradigm of Authority, Hierarchy, and Equality − On Programmatic Linkages between Religious Patterns of Thought and Illiberal Politics View Paper Details
Uniting through Opposition: The ‘Chains of Equivalence’ Politics of the Populist Right and its Use of Religion View Paper Details
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