Contesting Secularism : Comparative Perspectives

Edited by Berg-Sorensen, Anders

As we enter the twenty-first century, the role of religion within civic society has become an issue of central concern across the world. The complex trends of secularism, multiculturalism and the rise of religiously motivated violence raise fundamental questions about the relationship between political institutions, civic culture and religious groups. Contesting Secularism represents a major intervention into this debate. Drawing together contributions from leading scholars from across the world it analyses how secularism functions as a political doctrine in different national contexts put under pressure by globalisation. In doing so it presents different models for the relationship between political institutions and religious groups, challenging the reader to be more aware of assumptions within their own cultural context, and raises alternative possibilities for the structure of democratic, multi-faith societies.Through its inter-disciplinary and comparative approach, Contesting Secularism sets a new agenda for thinking about the place of religion in the public sphere of twenty-first century societies. It is essential reading for policy-makers, as well as for scholars and students in political science, law, sociology and religious studies.

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  • Contents: Introduction: contesting secularism, Anders Berg Sorensen
  • Part I Secularism: General Lines: Multiple secularisms and multiple secular states, Rajeev Bhargava
  • Priority of liberal democracy or secularism, Veit Bader
  • Muslims, religious equality and secularism, Tariq Modood
  • The post-secular turn in feminism, Rosi Braidotti. Part II Secularisms: Illustrations: Secularism, constitutionalism, and the rise of Christian conservatives in the US, Rogers M. Smith
  • Neither religious nor secular: the British situation and religious-state relations, Linda Woodhead
  • The indeterminacy of laicite: secularism and the state in France, John R. Bowen
  • Contested secularisms in Turkey and Iran, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
  • Secularism, popular passion and public order in India, Thomas Blom Hansen
  • Index.

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書名 Contesting Secularism : Comparative Perspectives
著作者等 Berg-Sorensen, Anders
書名別名 Comparative Perspectives
シリーズ名 Ashgate Ahrc/Esrc Religion and Society Series
出版元 Ashgate Publishing Group (Digital)
刊行年月 2013.05.28
版表示 New ed
ページ数 232p
ISBN 9781472404534
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス