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Laicidad and Religious Diversity in Latin America

  • Juan Marco Vaggione
  • José Manuel Morán Faúndes

Part of the Boundaries of Religious Freedom: Regulating Religion in Diverse Societies book series (BOREFRRERE, volume 6)

About this book

Introduction

This book presents revealing reflections on historical, socio-political, and legal aspects, as well as their contexts, in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. Further, it includes theoretical and empirical analyses that identify the connections between religion and politics that characterize Latin American countries in general. 

The individual chapters are based on a dialogue between regional and international approaches, renewing them and taking them to their limits by incorporating the Latin American experience. The book reflects the current intensification of research on religion in Latin America, the resulting reassessment of previous approaches, and the strengthening of empirical studies. It provides vital insight into the ways in which politics regulates the religious sphere, as well as how religion modulates and intervenes in politics in Latin America. In doing so it builds a bridge between the findings of researchers in the region on the one hand and the English-speaking academic public on the other, contributing to a dialogue that enriches comparative perspectives.

 

Keywords

Sociology of religion Religion in Latin America Secular State in Latin America Religion and diversity Laicite and secularism Religious beliefs Catholic Church Deprivatization of religion Secularization in Latin America Christianity in Latin America

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Marco Vaggione
    • 1
  • José Manuel Morán Faúndes
    • 2
  1. 1.Researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technical ResearchLaw and Social Research Centre of the National University of CórdobaCórdobaArgentina
  2. 2.Post-doctoral fellow of the National Council of Scientific and Technical ResearchLaw and Social Research Centre of the National University of CórdobaCórdobaArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44745-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44744-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44745-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-5281
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-529X
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