Editorial Introduction

Religion and the State in Pluralistic Environments


  • Jack Barbalet University of Western Sydney
  • Adam Possamai University of Winchester
  • Bryan Turner University of Western Sydney




Religion, State, Politics

Author Biographies

  • Jack Barbalet, University of Western Sydney
    Jack Barbalet is Professorial Fellow, Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy at the University of Western Sydney, where he was previously Foundation Professor of Sociology, and earlier Professor of Sociology and Head of Department at the University of Leicester. Jack’s most recent book is Weber, Passion and Profits:‘The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism’ in Context (Cambridge University Press 2008). Recent papers have appeared in Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, European Journal of Social Theory, Theory and Society, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Max Weber Studies, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, and the British Journal of Sociology.
  • Adam Possamai, University of Winchester
    Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies
  • Bryan Turner, University of Western Sydney
    Professor Bryan Turner is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies and the Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor at Wellesley College, USA. He has held professorships at Cambridge University and the National University of Singapore. He is the founding editor of the journals Body&Society (with Mike Featherstone), Citizenship Studies and Journal of Classical Sociology (with John O'Neill), and an editorial member of numerous journals including: British Journal of Sociology, Contemporary Islam and the Sociological Review. He is editing the New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion.


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How to Cite

Barbalet, J., Possamai, A., & Turner, B. (2011). Editorial Introduction: Religion and the State in Pluralistic Environments. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 24(1), 3-9. https://doi.org/10.1558/jasr.v24i1.3