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Religion and the Public Order of the European Union

Ronan McCrea


This book offers a comprehensive account of the role of religion within the public order of the European Union. It examines the facilitation and protection of individual and institutional religious freedom in EU law and the means through which the Union facilitates religious input and influence over law. In addition, the book identifies the limitations on religious influence over law and politics that have been identified by the Union as fundamental elements of its public order and prerequisites to EU membership. It demonstrates that the Union seeks to balance its predominantly Christian relig ... More

Keywords: European law, religion, constitutional law, secularism, human rights, comparative law, Islam, humanism, Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199595358
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595358.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronan McCrea, author
Lecturer in Law, University of Reading