Freitag, 06. Juni 2014, 18:00 - 19:30 iCal

IPW Lecture

God in European politics: How many divisions?

Konferenzraum (A 222) des Instituts für Politikwissenschaft, Neues Institutsgebäude
Universitätsstraße 7/2. Stock, 1010 Wien


Vortragender: François Foret (Université libre de Bruxelles)

Discussant: Dr. Kasten Lehmann (Georgetown University)

Moderation: Julia Mourao Permoser (Institut für Politikwissenschaft)


Vortrag in Kooperation mit der Forschungsplattform “Religion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society” (RaT) & Forschungsgruppe Inex - Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion


Vortragender: François Foret ist Professor für Politikwissenschaft an der Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), zudem Jean Monnet Chair „Social and Cul-tural Dimensions of European Integration“ (SocEUR) und Director for Political Research am Institute of European Studies, CEVIPOL. Seine Forschungs-schwerpunkte sind: die symbolischen Dimensionen der Politik, Europäische Union, Europäische Identität, Politik und Religion.



Religion has re-emerged dramatically on the European agenda. However, there is a debate about the significance of this reemergence and whether it is pos-itive or negative. The EU is described either as a ‘Christian club’ or as a ‘Christianophobic arena’. The lecture presents the results of the survey RelEP (Reli-gion at the European Parliament), based on interviews with 170 MEPs. This is the first source of its kind to offer empirical data on the actual impact of reli-gion on decision-making and socialization processes in Brussels and Strasbourg.


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