Juridification of Religion?

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Helge Årsheim, Pamela Slotte
Publisher: Brill
Place: Leiden
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Brill Research Perspectives in Law and Religion
Volume number: 1
Issue number: 2
Start page: 1
End page: 89
eISSN: 2468-2993


This article sets out to explore the extent to which developments currently taking place at the interface between law and religion in domestic, regional and international law can be conceptualized as instances of larger, multidimensional processes of juridifica-tion. We rely on an expansive notion of juridification, departing from the more narrow sense of juridificiation as the gradually increasing “colonization of the lifeworld” pro-posed by Jürgen Habermas in his Theory of Communicative Action (1987; Vol. 2, Beacon Press). More specifically, the article adapts the multidimensional notion of juridifica-tion outlined by Anders Molander and Lars Christian Blichner in their article ‘Mapping Juridification’ (2008; 14 European Law Journal 36), and develops it into a more context-specific notion of juridification that is attendant to the specific nature of religion as a subject matter for law.

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