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Historical roots of contemporary governance of religious diversity

The legal framework on religion that Austria readopted after World War II dates back to the Habsburg monarchy. After World War II, consensus orientation became the guiding principle among Austrian political and societal actors. While the conservative Austrian People’s Party retained close ties with the Roman-Catholic Church, they now fostered a general religion-friendly approach that included religious minorities, resulting in the Austrian model of inclusive politics of religion. Both Conservatives and Social Democrats fostered consociationalism regarding social and labour-market politics, and went along with consensus orientation in the field of the politics of religion.

Source and further information:
Mattes, Astrid, "Turning away from tolerance: Governance of religious diversity on Austria", in Anja Hennig / Mirjam Weiberg-Salzmann (Hg.), Religion and Illiberal Politics, Frankfurt am Main, 2021, pp. 213-240.

D 5 September 2023    AAstrid Mattes AKerstin Wonisch

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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