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Religion and Law in Sweden

By Joakim Nergelius


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient resource provides systematic information on how Sweden deals with the role religion plays or can play in society, the legal status of religious communities and institutions, and the legal interaction among religion, culture, education, and media.

After a general introduction describing the social and historical background, the book goes on to explain the legal framework in which religion is approached. Coverage proceeds from the principle of religious freedom through the rights and contractual obligations of religious communities; international, transnational, and regional law effects; and the legal parameters affecting the influence of religion in politics and public life. Also covered are legal positions on religion in such specific fields as church financing, labour and employment, and matrimonial and family law. A clear and comprehensive overview of relevant legislation and legal doctrine make the book an invaluable reference source and very useful guide.

Succinct and practical, this book will prove to be of great value to practitioners in the myriad instances where a law-related religious interest arises in Sweden. Academics and researchers will appreciate its value as a thorough but concise treatment of the legal aspects of diversity and multiculturalism in which religion plays such an important part.





Pages 80
Publish Date 05/09/2016
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041168610
SKU 10058479-0001
Table of Contents

The Author


List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Part I. General Background of the Country

Chapter 1. Form of Government

Part II. Religious Freedom in General

Chapter 1. Individual Religious Freedom

Chapter 2. Collective Religious Freedom

Chapter 3. Organizational Religious Freedom

Part III. Legal Status of Religious Communities

Chapter 1. Formal Status of Religious Communities

Chapter 2. Autonomy of Religious Communities

Chapter 3. Fundamental Rights and Religious Communities

Part IV. International, Transnational, Regional Effects on

Religious Communities

Chapter 1. International Law Effects on Religious Communities

Chapter 2. Transnational Law Effects on Religious Communities

Part V. Religion and Politics

Chapter 1. Religious Influence in Politics

Chapter 2. Political Influence in Religion

Part VI. Labour Law within Religious Communities

Chapter 1. Scope of Application of Labour Law

Chapter 2. Religious Ministers and Labour Law

Chapter 3. Other Church Employees and Labour Law

Part VII. Religious Communities and Protections of the Individual

Chapter 1. Protection of Privacy

Chapter 2. Freedom to Marry

Chapter 3. Freedom of Expression

Chapter 4. Due Process Norms and Religious Groups

Chapter 5. Professional Secrecy

Chapter 6. Medical Deonotology

Chapter 7. Non-discrimination

Chapter 8. Penal Law and Religion

Part VIII. Church Financing

Chapter 1. Direct Financing of Religious Communities

Chapter 2. Indirect Financing of Religious Communities

Part IX. Education

Chapter 1. Religious Education in Public and Private Schools

Chapter 2. Religious Schools

Part X. Matrimonial and Family Law

Chapter 1. Legal Position of Religious Marriage

Chapter 2. Legal Position of Religious Family Law

Part XI. Religion and Culture

Selected Bibliography