Central and Eastern European Perspectives on International Relations

The European Union and the Catholic Church

Political Theology of European Integration

Authors: Kratochvíl, P., Doležal, T.

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As the first comprehensive monograph on the relations between the Catholic Church and the European Union, this book contains both a detailed historical overview of the political ties between the two complex institutions and a theoretical analysis of their normative orders and mutual interactions.

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Petr Kratochvíl is the Director of the Institute of International Relations and President of the Academic Council of the Diplomatic Academy, Prague. His research is focussed on theories of International Relations, European integration and the role of religion in world affairs.

Tomáš Doležal is a researcher at the Institute of International Relations, Prague. He also lectures at the Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague. His research and teaching interests focus on religious and cultural aspects of international relations.
 
 
 
 

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“This is a timely book on an important social theme, the relations between the European Union and the Roman Catholic church. … a valuable contribution to interdisciplinary social research which will be of interest to anyone concerned with the evolution of attitudes to the European project, or to the role of religion or the Catholic church, within the EU.” (Douglas Mark Ponton, Journal of Language and Politics, Vol. 15 (5), 2016)


''The role of the Catholic Church in European integration is a controversial and newsworthy topic. This book, the product of a great deal of research, is an excellent addition to the small but now growing literature on this topic.'' - Jeff Haynes, London Metropolitan University

''Now that the academic frenzy surrounding religious radicalism has run its course, scholars can turn to analyzing the far more significant 'normal' politics that constitute the lion's share of religion's role in the contemporary world. Kratochvíl and Dole al take on no less daunting a challenge than the religious politics of the two largest players on the European continent, the Catholic Church and the EU. Their analysis is multifaceted, systematic, and fascinating, uncovering remarkable insights about the spirituality and civil religion of the EU and the political values of the Church.'' - Ron E. Hassner, U.C. Berkeley

''This meticulously researched slim volume covers a great deal of ground and will be of much interest and use to a number of audiences: not just Catholic theologians and political theologians but theorists of IR, political scientists as well as sociologists and anthropologists. It resonates with the shift from the state-centric view to the view of the plural world of civilizations and cultures, differently defined.'' - Vendulka Kubálková, University of Miami

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The European Union and the Catholic Church
Book Subtitle
Political Theology of European Integration
Authors
Series Title
Central and Eastern European Perspectives on International Relations
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45378-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137453785
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45377-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-68707-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 217
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