Faith-Based Organisations and Exclusion in European Cities

Edited by Justin Beaumont and Paul Cloke

Edited by Justin Beaumont and Paul Cloke

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

287 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2012
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847428349 Published November 2012 For sale in North and South America only

At a time of heightened globalization and reductions in welfare states, faithbased organizations are increasingly the source of vital social services. This multidisciplinary book presents original examples and a pan-European perspective to assess the role of faith-based organizations in combating poverty, social exclusion, and general distress in cities across Europe. Looking at how these organizations operate amid European controversies over immigration, integration, and the rise of religiousbased radicalism, this timely collection offers a crucial reference for academics, researchers, and decision-makers across a variety of fields, from sociology and geography to religious studies.

Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities is an anthology that is geared especially for those interested in learning about the concepts and practices of FBOs throughout Europe (and how what can be learned from them may be generalised in other regions), as well as those interested in advancing research in the field.” 
Notes on contributors
Foreword by Ram A. Cnaan

1. Introduction to the study of faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities
      Justin Beaumont and Paul Cloke
Part I: Defining relations of faith-based organisations
2. State-religion relations and welfare regimes in Europe
      José Luis Romanillos, Justin Beaumont and Mustafa Sen
3. Spaces of postsecular engagement in cities
      Agatha Herman, Justin Beaumont, Paul Cloke and Andrés Walliser
4. Faith-based organisations, urban governance and welfare state retrenchment
      Ingemar Elander, Maarten Davelaar and Andrés Walliser
5. Radical faith praxis? Exploring the changing theological landscape of Christian faith motivation
      Paul Cloke, Samuel Thomas and Andrew Williams
6. Ethical citizenship? Faith-based volunteers and the ethics of providing services for homeless people
      Paul Cloke, Sarah Johnsen and Jon May
Part II: Sectoral studies
7. Changing policies: how faith-based organisations participate in poverty policies
      Danielle Dierckx, Jan Vranken and Ingemar Elander
8. Moralising the poor? Faith-based organisations, the Big Society and contemporary workfare policy
      Andrew Williams
9. A shelter from the storm: faith-based organisations and providing relief for the homeless
      Maarten Davelaar and Wendy Kerstens
10. Turkish Islamic organisations: a comparative study in Germany, the Netherlands and Turkey
      Jürgen Friedrichs, Jennifer Klöckner, Mustafa Sen and Nynke de Witte
11. Convictional communities
      Samuel Thomas
12. Conclusion: the faith-based organization phenomenon
      Paul Cloke and Justin Beaumont

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