Religion and Morality policy: An analysis of the influence of religious groups in the Policy implementation stage


Team member since XY in collaboration with the University of Bern (Project leader: XY)


Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Swiss Research Foundation (SNF)




The general aim of the project is the explanation of the engagement of religious actors subsequent to morality policy adoption at the implementation stage. The main argument that religious communities’ engagement is determined by their governance capacity and their willingness for involvement is examined regarding five morality policies, namely abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, prostitution and religious education in six different countries (Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Great Britain, France and Germany). Apart from new empirical perspectives, the project provides an innovative theoretical framework for the explanation of the variance of the involvement of religious communities in the implementation phase of morality policies.