The Relationship between Religious Law and Modern Legal Systems: the Case of Religious Jurisdictions

Despite the assumption that the public sphere is secular, a relationship between religion and law is still present in the daily practice of interpreters of civil law systems. Religious affiliation often leads the faithful to involve religious courts in the resolution of disputes, and to accept their judgements as binding….

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Le influenze religiose nel mercato di beni tra libertà giuridiche ed economiche

Religiously oriented markets have experienced rapid development over the past decade. The production of religious goods, although not without some setbacks, has become one of the main economic activities for many companies. The religious aspects of this market make it both particularly complex to analyze and extremely inviting for businesses….

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Diritto Religioni Culture. La preparazione del giurista alle sfide della società contemporanea

Law is a constitutive element of social life.The cultural and religious pluralism of contemporary societies raises issues related to encounters between people belonging to different cultures or religions. To solve the consequent problems we have to become able to manage the inevitable “cultural shock” that can derive from such situation….

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Islam and Elder Care in Egypt after the Arab Spring Uprisings between Divine Law and Secular Law: Quo Vadis?

An accurate and thoughtful understanding of the Islamic perception of the essential rights of elderly Muslims that considers the substantial contemporary fluctuations and adaptations of their cultural, economic, social, and emotional necessities, evolutions, and renovations calls for attention to Shari‘a (Islamic) principles and religious norms.

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I partiti religiosi (islamici) e la democrazia “laica”

The essay addresses the issue of religious parties, specifically the dissolution of the Turkish Refah Partis, ordered by the Turkish Constitutional Court, and subsequently upheld by the European Court of Human Rights. By legitimizing the decisions of Turkish authorities, European jurisprudence affirms the incompatibility of a party inspired by the…

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Libertà religiosa e libero mercato. Una prima analisi degli studi di orientamento libertarian

The aim of this essay is to suggest a well-balanced reassessment of the philosophical and political movement called “Libertarianism”. Though its positions seem too aggressive regarding political economy and too weak in the defense of social rights, Libertarian authors tried to build a radical critique concerning the State and the…

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Lo spazio religioso dell’azione economica. L’offerta bancaria e il metaprofit incontrano la confessionalità

Still today, the principles of general economic theories do not take in any way into consideration the impact of religious affiliations on economic market systems and on rational consumption patterns.However, one must not forget that every economic model is also a product of the human kind and for this reason…

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The Right to Peace and the Globalization of Infinite War: A Dialogue with Susan Petrilli

The cultural and political climate as well as the values that inspired the Helsinki Final Act of 1975 belong to a distant past. The Gulf War of 1991, which introduced the concept of “just and necessary war,” marks a watershed between the Helsinki Final Act, which interdicts war as a…

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A Modest Proposal: An Overgrown Constitutional Path to Cultural/Religious Pluralism in Italy

This essay comprises two sections.The first one presents and explains the proposal to broaden the meaning and scope of “intese” (agreements) between the State and minority denominations. “Broadened intese” is the label employed here to define the attempt to align the “intese” with both the generally pluralistic aspirations of the…

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