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The Rehabilitation Of Ex-Offenders In Eastern Germany: A Religious-Secular Configuration

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This chapter considers the changes more closely that occurred in one particular field into which religion started to play a new role after the end of the GDR: the rehabilitation of ex-offenders. It takes the 1980s as a chronological point of departure and follows the transformation through today. The chapter looks back upon the socialist period and at the changes that the Wende introduced in the realms of religion and ex-offender rehabilitation. Secondly, it presents some of the empirical cases studied in authors fieldwork: it tries to point to certain similarities between Protestant, Catholic, and secular East German actors in the field of social assistance for ex-offenders as a result of a precise historical process in which not only the secular has produced the religious but also the other way round. If confronted to West German actors and to their secular-religious configuration, however, some differences will become visible.

Keywords: Catholic; eastern Germany; ex-offender rehabilitation; German Democratic Republic (GDR); Protestant; secular-religious configuration; Wende



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