Religion and morality policy: An analysis of the influence of religious groups in the policy implementation stage (2017-2021)
Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Swiss Research Foundation (SNF)
PIs and Co-PIs: Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill, Prof. Dr. Christian Joppke, Dr. Irina Cironei, Dr. Eva-Maria Euchner.
Team Members: Olivia Mettang, Ilay Yesil, Michalina Preisner, Verena Benoit.
Student Assistants: Leonie Reicheneder, Jan Menzner.
The project aims to explore and explain the engagement of religious actors subsequent to morality policy adoption at the implementation stage. Specifically, this includes the activity of Catholic, Protestant and Muslim actors in regard to five morality policies, namely abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, prostitution and religious education and in six different country contexts (Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Great Britain, France and Germany). Apart from new empirical insights, 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.
23 July 2020
After some very busy weeks, we had our last virtual project meeting before the summer break. We are on a very good way with our book project! Keep on going and have some relaxed holidays!!
21 July 2020
Many thanks goes to Prof. Dr. Willems for joining my MA-seminar on "Religion & Politik" today! His reflections on "Religionspolitik heute" were very inspiring, also for our research project.
14 July 2020
Many thanks goes to Anika Rehorn, who joined our "Religion & Politics"-course today and shared her experience on working and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic in her job as female and young Protestant priest. We learned a lot about digitization processes and related challenges within the Protestant Church in Germany. Thanks!
1 May 2020
We are happy to welcome our new colleague, Verena Benoit, who joint the German team in Munich!!
15 March 2020
Unfortunately, we had to chancel our project meeting in Barcelona but started to meet and work virtually via Zoom.
1 February 2020
Congratulation to Ilay, who was accepted as research affiliate at the New York University and got funding from the SNF to finalize her PhD thesis!
25 January 2020
Looking forward to the up-coming SVPW Conference in Luzern and the Panel "Religion and Political Conflict across European Nation-States", where I am going to present a paper titled "Hearts and minds at stake: How religious organizations sustain moral authority in secular regulatory states". Thanks, Antonius Liedhegener, for putting this together!
9 January 2020
Please pass by at our expert talk with PfarrerIn Ulrich und Marlies Gampert on the topic "Kirchenasyl ein Instrument der Flüchtlingspolitik?". It will take place next Wednesday, 15th of January at 16:15 in room D Z003, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Hauptgebäude LMU.
5 January 2020
Unfortunately, our colleague, Lisa Riedel, left our team. We wish her all the best for her new job offer at the Hochschule Kempten!
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