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Secularism or Democracy?: Associational Governance of Religious Diversity
     

Secularism or Democracy?: Associational Governance of Religious Diversity

by Veit Bader
 

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

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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, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789053569993
Publisher:
Amsterdam University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Series:
IMISCOE Research Series
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(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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