Secularism or Democracy?: Associational Governance of Religious Diversity

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Policies dealing with religious diversity in liberal democratic states—as well as the established institutions that enforce those policies—are increasingly under pressure. Politics and political theory are caught in a trap between the fully secularized state and neo-corporate regimes of selective cooperation between states and organized religion. This volume proposes an original, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary approach to problems of governing religious diversity—combining moral and political philosophy, ...

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Overview

Policies dealing with religious diversity in liberal democratic states—as well as the established institutions that enforce those policies—are increasingly under pressure. Politics and political theory are caught in a trap between the fully secularized state and neo-corporate regimes of selective cooperation between states and organized religion. This volume proposes an original, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary approach to problems of governing religious diversity—combining moral and political philosophy, constitutional law, history, sociology, and religious anthropology. Drawing on such diverse scholarship, Secularism or Democracy? proposes an associational governance—a moderately libertarian, flexible variety of democratic institutional pluralism—as the plausible third way to overcome the inherent deficiencies of the predominant models.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789053569993
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: IMISCOE Research Series
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Veit Bader is professor of sociology and of social and political philosophy at the University of Amsterdam.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Contested religious pluralism 17

Pt. I Modern States and Religions, Sociological and Historical Considerations: Setting the Stage 33

1 Secularisation and separation? Institutional diversity of religious governance 35

Pt. II Reconceptualising Principles and Making Political Philosophy Fit for the Task of Accommodating Religious Diversity 65

2 Contextualising morality: moral minimalism, relational neutrality, and fairness as even-handedness 67

3 Priority for liberal democracy or secularism? Why I am not a secularist 93

Pt. III Dilemmas and Limits of Accommodation, Principles and Cases: Applying Moral Minimalism 127

4 Religious freedoms and other human rights, moral conundrums and hard cases 129

5 Relational neutrality and even-handedness towards religions: softer cases and symbolic issues 153

Pt. IV Institutional Models of Democracy and Religious Governance: Associative Democracy 175

6 Moderately agonistic democracy, democratic institutional pluralism, associative democracy and the incorporation of minorities 179

7 Normative models of religious governance: associative democracy. a moral defence 201

8 Dilemmas of institutionalisation: associative democracy, church autonomy and equal treatment of religions 223

9 A realistic defence of associative democracy 245

10 Associative democracy and education 263

Conclusions 291

Notes 301

References 347

Index of names 367

Index of subjects 375

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