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Faith in the public realm

Edited by Adam Dinham, Robert Furbey and Vivien Lowndes

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9781847420305
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302285 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420305.001.0001
Faith in the public realm

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Based on primary research, this book explores the controversies, policies and practices of ‘public faith’, questioning perceptions of a fixed divide between religious and secular participants in public life and challenging prevailing concepts of a monolithic ‘neutral’ public realm. It takes an in-depth look at the distinctiveness of faith groups' contribution, but also probes the conflicts and dilemmas that arise, assessing the role and capacity of faith groups within specific public policy contexts, including education, regeneration, housing and community cohesion.

Keywords: public faith; public life; public realm; faith groups; public policy contexts; education; regeneration; housing; community; cohesion

Book.  224 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology of Religion

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