July, 18th. 2017

We are pleased to inform you about a new book by Katayoun Alidadi published by Hart Publishing LTD.

It’s granted a 20% off for ICLARS members.

Religion, Equality and Employment in Europe

The Case for Reasonable Accommodation

Katayoun Alidadi

religion, equality

The management of religious and ideological diversity remains a key challenge of our time – deeply entangled with debates about the nature of liberal democracy, equality, social cohesion, minorities and nationalism, security and foreign policy. This book explores this challenge at the level of the workplace in Europe. People do not surrender their religion of belief at the gates of their workplace, nor should they be required to do so. But what are the limits of accommodating religious belief in the workplace, particularly when it clashes with other fundamental rights and freedoms?


Using a comparative and socio-legal approach that emphasises the practical role of human rights, anti-discrimination law and employment protection, this book argues for an enforceable right to reasonable accommodation on the grounds of religion and belief in the workplace in Europe. In so doing, it draws on the case law of Europe’s two supranational courts, three country studies –Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK – as well as developments in the US and Canada. By offering the first book-length treatment of the issue, it will be of significance to academics, students, policy-makers, business leaders and anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the potentials and limits of European and Western inclusion, freedom and equality in a multicultural context.

Katayoun Alidadi is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at Bryant University (Smithfield, RI, USA) and a Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle, Germany).

June 2017   |    9781509911370   |   320pp  |   Hardback  |   RSP: £80

Discount Price: £64

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July 14th. 2017

Read online the recent published book by Prof. Mine Yildrim

We are pleased to inform you that the recently published book by ICLARS member Professor Mine Yildrim, is available for a certain period of time in the following link:

The book title is “The Collective Dimension of Freedom of Religion: A Case Study on Turkey” – Routledge, 2017.

the collective dimension

There is no restriccions to acces the online version of this book.

We thank Professor Yildrim for giving this opportunity to the ICLARS communit


We are pleaced to inform the ICLARS members about a recent published book by H.M. ten Napel.

“Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human”

 Hans-Martien ten Napel

Constitusionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom

In both Europe and North America it can be argued that the associational and institutional dimensions of the right to freedom of religion or belief are increasingly coming under pressure. This book demonstrates why a more classical understanding of the idea of a liberal democracy can allow for greater respect for the right to freedom of religion or belief.

The book examines the major direction in which liberal democracy has developed over the last fifty years and contends that this is not the most legitimate type of liberal democracy for religiously divided societies. Drawing on theoretical developments in the field of transnational constitutionalism, Hans-Martien ten Napel argues that redirecting the concept and practice of liberal democracy toward the more classical notion of limited, constitutional government, with a considerable degree of autonomy for civil society organizations would allow greater religious pluralism. The book shows how, in a postsecular and multicultural context, modern sources of constitutionalism and democracy, supplemented by premodern, transcendental legitimation, continue to provide the best means of legitimating Western constitutional and political orders.

Hans-Martien ten Napel is Associate Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands. During the academic year 2014-2015 he was a Research Fellow in Legal Studies at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey.


May 2017 | 9781138647152 | 170pp | Hardback | Routledge