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Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania

Lavinia Stan and Lucian Turcescu


Religious groups have emerged as powerful political actors in post‐communist Eastern Europe, especially in predominantly Christian Orthodox countries like Romania. The book discusses the interplay between religion and politics in six major areas of public affairs—nationalism and ethnic identity; confronting the communist past; restitution of Greek Catholic property abusively confiscated by communist authorities; elections and membership in political parties; religious instruction in public schools at pre‐university level; and sexuality, including abortion and prostitution. In each area, it dis ... More

Keywords: religion and politics, church‐state relations, Orthodox politics, religious pluralism, democratization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195308532
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lavinia Stan, author
St. Francis Xavier University
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Lucian Turcescu, author
Concordia University, Montreal
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