The Significance of Religion for Today's Labour and Social Legislation 978-3-16-155019-5 - Mohr Siebeck

The Significance of Religion for Today's Labour and Social Legislation

Ed. by Ulrich Becker, Sebastian Krebber and Achim Seifert

[Der Einfluss von Religion auf das gegenwärtige Arbeits- und Sozialrecht.]

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ISBN 978-3-16-155019-5
Published in English.
The volume is a collection of seven contributions to a conference of the German Society for Comparative Law which aim at investigating the significance of religion for today's labour and social security law. It informs about different jurisdictions and various models as far as the organisation of social welfare and the rules on the relation between religion, society and government are concerned.
The search for the fundamental principles which frame society and hold it together has once again taken on a new urgency in these times of crisis. For this reason, the specialist labour and social law panel of Germany's Society for Comparative Law (Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung) brought to its 35th conference in 2015 a group of scholars from different parts of the world in order to investigate the significance of religion for today's labour and social security laws.
The resulting volume starts with a general overview of the impact of religion, economics, and politics on welfare states. The case studies that follow set out the models found in different countries: the corporatist welfare state in Germany that grants various religious groups special roles; France's laicist system; Sweden, where the state did not say farewell to the national church until the start of the millennium; and the USA, where churches are not deployed to achieve state objectives, but where religious freedom is protected. Turkey and Israel are also included to illustrate two countries whose jurisdictions reflect non-Christian religious orientations. Each report deals with fundamental principles on the one hand, and specific problems pertaining to labour and social law that involve a religious element on the other.
Survey of contents
Jörg Althammer: What Determines Social Spending? The Impact of Economics, Politics, and Religion on the Welfare State – Gwenola Bargain: The Significance of Religion for Labour and Social Legislation in France – Reinhold Fahlbeck: The Significance of Religion for Swedish Labour Law and Social Legislation – Thomas Kohler: The Significance of Religion for US-American Labor and Social Legislation – Tankut Centel: The Significance of Religion for Turkish Labour Law and Social Legislation – Rachel Barag-Hirshberg: Religious Influences on Current Welfare and Labor Legislation in Israel – Achim Seifert: Religious Expression in the Workplace. The Case of the Federal Republic of Germany

Ulrich Becker is Director of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law, Munich.

Sebastian Krebber is Professor of Law at the University of Freiburg/Br.

Achim Seifert ist Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Bürgerliches Recht, Deutsches und Europäisches Arbeitsrecht und Rechtsvergleichung an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.


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