Control, Instrumentalization and Co-operation: The Relation between Law and Religion in Four National Contexts

Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens et Bertrand Lavoie (2017). « Control, Instrumentalization and Co-operation: The Relation between Law and Religion in Four National Contexts » in S. Lefebvre & P. Brodeur (eds.) Public Commissions on Cultural and Religious Diversity. Analysis, Reception and Challenges, Routledge, London & New York, pp. 151-165.

Abstract

This chapter analyses the conceptualization of the relation between law and religion in four commission reports in Great Britain, France, Quebec and Belgium. By looking to the role of state law in the regulation of religious diversity, our analysis has revealed that the reports envisage the interplay between state law and religion in light of predominant patterns of interaction. Thus, the focus of our analysis consists of the predominant regulatory narratives that are constitutive of reasoning templates for legal justifications.

Mis à jour le 21 juin 2017 à 14 h 25 min.