A New Politics of Religion? | 4/26/17 | Nottingham

    How Political Parties Shape Religious Policy in 30 European Democracies

    Sven W. Speer, President of the Open Religious Policy Forum (FOR), has presented his findings on the impact of secularization and pluralization on religious policy in Europe at the Joint Sessions of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) in Nottingham.

    The presentation was based on the paper “A New Politics of Religion? How Political Parties Shape Religious Policy in 30 European Democracies” Speer coauthored with Prof. Dr. Richard Traunmüller, member of the advisory board of FOR.

    More information: https://ecpr.eu/Events/PaperDetails.aspx?PaperID=33584&EventID=104

    Dr. Sven Speer
    Dr. Sven Speer is Founding President of the Open Religious Policy Forum (FOR) since 2011. As staff and with presentations and expert report he advises governments, members of parliament, religious congregations, and NGOs on the relation between state and religion - e.g. in Berlin, Jerusalem, Beirut, Cairo, Washington, D.C., Houston, and Salt Lake City. Speer has studied political science and history and has investigated government regulation on religion at the Cluster of Excellence 'Religion and Politics', the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies.