Secular States and Religious Diversity (Ethnicity and Democratic Governance)

Secular States and Religious Diversity (Ethnicity and Democratic Governance)

By: Andre Laliberte (editor), Rajeev Bhargava (editor), Bruce J. Berman (editor)Hardback

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This volume will interest scholars working in public policy, political philosophy and sociology, religious studies, and law, as well as readers interested in the relations between state and religion, the secular state, the politics of religious accommodation and inter-religious dialogue.

About Author

Bruce J. Berman is a professor emeritus of political studies at Queen's University and was director of the Ethnicity and Democratic Governance project from 2006 to 2012. Rajeev Bhargava is a senior fellow at and director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi. Andre Laliberte is a professor of political studies at the University of Ottawa. Contributors: Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Lori G. Beaman, Peter Beyer, Paul Bramadat, Elinor Bray-Collins, Claude Couture, Anna Drake, Ahmet T. Kuru, Rinku Lamba, Manuel Litalien, David Seljak


Preface Introduction: Globalization, Secular States, and Religious Diversity / Bruce J. Berman, Rajeev Bhargava, and Andre Laliberte Part 1: Historical and Theoretical Approaches 1 Religious Pluralism as a Self-Evident Problem in the Context of Globalization / Peter Beyer 2 Secular Modernity, Religion, and the Politics of Knowledge / Bruce J. Berman 3 Can Secularism Be Rehabilitated? / Rajeev Bhargava Part 2: Secularisms in the West 4 Between Secularism and Postsecularism: A Canadian Interregnum / Paul Bramadat and David Seljak 5 Tolerance and Accommodation as Vestiges of the Empire / Lori G. Beaman 6 In God We Trust? Secular States, Diversity, and the "Clash" within North America / Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Claude Couture 7 Ideologies, Institutions, and Laws: Religious Freedom in Secular States / Ahmet T. Kuru Part 3: Secularisms beyond the West 8 State Intervention in the Reform of a "Religion of Rules": An Analysis of the Views of B.R. Ambedkar / Rinku Lamba 9 Something Got Lost in Translation: From "Secularism" to "Separation between Politics and Religion" in Taiwan / Andre Laliberte 10 The Changing State Monopoly on Religion and Secular Views in Thailand / Manuel Litalien 11 State-Society Structures and the Frustration of Movements for Secular Reforms in Lebanon: Civil Marriage and Youth Activism / Elinor Bray-Collins Conclusion: Secularism, Religious Diversity, and Democratic Politic / Anna Drake Contributors; Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780774825122
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 348
  • ID: 9780774825122
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 077482512X

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