Un ambiente ‘preterintenzionale’? Radici del dualismo soggettivo/oggettivo nella transizione ecologica europea (Un’indagine etno-giuridica nell’immaginario ortodosso della Romania rurale)

This study explores the role of intention as a pivotal principle in the perception and application of concepts such as ‘justice’ and ‘sustainability’ within rural communities during the European energy transition. Through an ethnographic survey I personally conducted in 2023 among Christian Orthodox communities in rural Romania, I investigated the…

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Christians’ Divisions, Fragmented Marriage. Historical roots and contemporary frontiers of the marital bond in Orthodox, Protestant and Anglican legal systems

The many pressures to which the marital bond (as well as the notion of family itself) is subjected today often lead scholars and legal practitioners to question its constituent components. In this sense, an essential – even though often underestimated – element needed to understand this institution in our legal…

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City Portraits. Considerations on religious Otherness and buildings of worship between intercultural legal spaces and new semantic mappings

Starting from a study of the semiotic concept of the city as a closed text, stratified and negotiated by its inhabitants, this contribution focuses on the aedes sacrae as monument-logos that reflect the different cultural- religious identities that nowadays populate modern post-secular cities. Subsequently, moving from the phenomena of ‘spatial…

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Libertà religiosa ai ‘fischietti’. Il ruolo dell’arbitro nel contrasto tra regolamenti sportivi e precetti religiosi

Sports are subject to the principle of regulatory autonomy. It allows sports institutions to introduce rules independently of state law, as long as their fundamental principles are not violated. These rules, inspired by the principle of neutrality of the playing field, may conflict with religious precepts that guide faithful-athletes in…

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L’eterno ritorno dell’uguale? La poligamia nello spazio giuridico contemporaneo. Tra identità religiosa e (nuove) istanze di legittimazione

In several Islamic-majority states, the Qur’anic precept allowing polygynous union has been translated within the various codifications relating to personal status. The ‘polygynous option’ has thus become one of the permissible ways of institutionalizing an affective bond. While this choice represents an entirely permissible option in such contexts, in our…

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Dieta e ordine giuridico-morale secondo Maometto. Cibo halal e tutela del consumatore

The essay analyzes how the consumption of halal food, or Sharì‘a-compliant products more generally, today goes beyond the faith requirements that predominantly characterize the Muslim consumer. A true halal lifestyle is emerging, which could help strengthen European intercultural dialogue by linking it to both the logic of law and the…

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Giustificati motivi per essere madre (?). Per una lettura interculturale di maternità, lavoro e appartenenza religiosa

This essay addresses the issue of motherhood in workplaces from the somewhat novel perspective of the effective enjoyment of religious freedom. The argumentative axis of the considerations proposed here is an attempt to show how the widespread and almost tangible failure of the employment law policies, variously designed to close…

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I multiformi confini dell’esperienza matrimoniale e familiare. Gli orizzonti cultuali e culturali dei New Religious Movements

The essay addresses marriage and related family dynamics within three new religious movements: Bahá’í, the Unification Church, and Scientology. For each of the three religious groups, an overview necessary for understanding the norms and reasons behind some definitely unique cult practices related to the celebration of marriage has been provided….

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La concezione matrimoniale nelle culture religiose di origine indiana. Civiltà giuridiche e modelli familiari alla prova del tempo

The bond between marriage and religion is common to every culture and does not fail to produce legal effects, first and foremost within the very religious laws that usually give it central relevance. If such an observation is well-established for the religious denominations prevalent or best known in the West,…

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