Events for March 7, 2013

Grace Davie - Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory

Thu, March 07, 2013

Grace Davie

University of Ottawa, Simard 125
4:00 - 6:30pm

Title: A European Perspective on Religion and Welfare:  Connections, Reflections and Extensions

Abstract: This presentation draws on a recently completed project on religion and welfare in eight European societies (Sweden, Finland, Norway, England,Germany, France, Italy and Greece). It starts by setting out the ideas of two key theorists:  Gøsta Esping-Andersen and David Martin.  Esping-Andersen’s work provides a touchstone for the understanding of welfare regimes; Martin’s work is equally well-known in the sociology of religion.  Seldom, however, are the two perspectives brought together. A combination of the two approaches ...

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