Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism

Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism

by Sumantra Bose

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ISBN-13: 9781108454865
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/03/2018
Pages: 388
Sales rank: 811,541
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His many books include Transforming India: Challenges to the World's Largest Democracy (2013), Contested Lands: Israel-Palestine, Kashmir, Bosnia, Cyprus, and Sri Lanka (2007), Kashmir: Roots of Conflict, Paths to Peace (2003), and Bosnia after Dayton: Nationalist Partition and International Intervention (2002). Born and raised in Kolkata, India, Bose graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1992 and received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in New York in 1998.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The discontents of secularism; 2. Paths to the secular state; 3. Paradoxes of the secular state; 4. India: the anti-secularist ascendancy; 5. Turkey: the anti-secularist triumph; 6. Secular and anti-secular authoritarianisms: i. The case of Kemalism ii. The case of Hindu-nationalism; 7. The futures of secularism; Bibliography; Index.

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