By Justin Beaumont, Paul Cloke
At a time of heightened globalization and savings in welfare states, faithbased businesses are more and more the resource of significant social providers. This multidisciplinary publication offers unique examples and a pan-European standpoint to evaluate the position of faith-based enterprises in fighting poverty, social exclusion, and common misery in towns throughout Europe. taking a look at how those businesses function amid eu controversies over immigration, integration, and the increase of religiousbased radicalism, this well timed assortment deals an important reference for lecturers, researchers, and decision-makers throughout numerous fields, from sociology and geography to non secular studies.
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