Hate the sin and not the sinner»: Soka Gakkai and the French cult controversy

Lazzaro, Francesco (A.A. 2021/2022) Hate the sin and not the sinner»: Soka Gakkai and the French cult controversy. Tesi di Laurea in Comparative history of political systems, Luiss Guido Carli, relatore Rosario Forlenza, pp. 143. [Master's Degree Thesis]

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The state of art-founding concepts. State of art-resume. A tardean insight on methodology. Liminality. Power as surveillance. “Cult”: a terminological controversy. The securitization theory. Religion and violence. The literature review–secularism in France. Resuming French secularism. Legal cadre. Controversies on France in the sociology of secularism. The sociological analysis of the French secularism: a supposed paradox. Laicité is discourses, practices and…an essentially contested concept. Empirical data: the French cult controversy. In a nutshell. From heresies to social deviance. From civil society to political élites: the first institutional report on cults in the 1980s. The perfectionist inflection: the 1990s. The shift from MILS to MIVILUDES. Soka Gakkai in the 2005 annual report by MIVILUDES. Further controversies between the Bureau de cultes and MIVILUDES. The 2006 parliamentary enquiry commission. The letter of MIVILUDES’ president de-securitising Soka Gakkai in 2008. Persisting clashes within the French Public authorities. The current state of affairs.


Bibliografia: pp. 120-129.

Thesis Type: Master's Degree Thesis
Institution: Luiss Guido Carli
Degree Program: Master's Degree Programs > Master's Degree Program in International Relations (LM-52)
Chair: Comparative history of political systems
Thesis Supervisor: Forlenza, Rosario
Thesis Co-Supervisor: Gilli, Andrea
Academic Year: 2021/2022
Session: Autumn
Deposited by: Alessandro Perfetti
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2023 14:17
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2023 14:17
URI: https://tesi.luiss.it/id/eprint/34933


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