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Secularism or democracy? [electronic resource] : associational governance of religious diversity / Veit Bader.

By: Bader, Veit-Michael.
Contributor(s): IMISCOE (Organization).
Material type: TextTextSeries: IMISCOE research: Publisher: [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (386 p.).ISBN: 9789048501922 (electronic bk.); 904850192X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Democracy -- Religious aspects | Religious pluralism -- Political aspects | Religion and politics | Secularism | RELIGION -- Religion, Politics & State | Democratie | Secularisatie (maatschappij) | Geloof | Diversiteit | Democracy | Society and social sciences | Sociology and anthropology | Sociology | Sociology | Secularism | Democracy | Religion | Multiculturalism | Associational governance | Philosophy | Law | HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Secularism or democracy?.DDC classification: 201/.72 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Detailed contents; Preface; Introduction; Part 1: Modern states and religious, sociological and historical considerations: setting the stage; Ch. 1: Secularisation and seperation? Institutional diversity of religious governace; Part 2: Reconceptualising principles and making political philosophy fit for the task of accommodating religious diversity; Ch. 2: Contextualising morality: moral minimalism, relational neutrality, and fairnee as even-handedness; Ch. 3: Priority for liberal democracy or secularism?: Why I am not a secularist; Part 3.
Summary: "Established institutions and policies of dealing with religious diversity in liberal democratic states are increasingly under pressure. Practical politics and political theory is caught in a trap between a fully secularized state (strict separation of state and politics from completely privatized religions based on an idealized version of American denominationalism or French republicanism) and neo-corporatist or 'pillarized' regimes of selective cooperation between states and organized religions. The book offers an original, comprehensive conceptual, theoretical and practical approach to problems of governance of religious diversity from a multi-disciplinary perspective combining moral and political philosophy, constitutional law, history, sociology and anthropology of religions and comparative institutionalism. Proposals of associative democracy - a moderately libertarian, flexible version of democratic institutional pluralism - are introduced and scrutinized whether they can serve as as plausible third way overcoming the inherent deficiencies of the predominant models in theory and practice"--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-366) and index.

"Established institutions and policies of dealing with religious diversity in liberal democratic states are increasingly under pressure. Practical politics and political theory is caught in a trap between a fully secularized state (strict separation of state and politics from completely privatized religions based on an idealized version of American denominationalism or French republicanism) and neo-corporatist or 'pillarized' regimes of selective cooperation between states and organized religions. The book offers an original, comprehensive conceptual, theoretical and practical approach to problems of governance of religious diversity from a multi-disciplinary perspective combining moral and political philosophy, constitutional law, history, sociology and anthropology of religions and comparative institutionalism. Proposals of associative democracy - a moderately libertarian, flexible version of democratic institutional pluralism - are introduced and scrutinized whether they can serve as as plausible third way overcoming the inherent deficiencies of the predominant models in theory and practice"--Publisher's description.

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Detailed contents; Preface; Introduction; Part 1: Modern states and religious, sociological and historical considerations: setting the stage; Ch. 1: Secularisation and seperation? Institutional diversity of religious governace; Part 2: Reconceptualising principles and making political philosophy fit for the task of accommodating religious diversity; Ch. 2: Contextualising morality: moral minimalism, relational neutrality, and fairnee as even-handedness; Ch. 3: Priority for liberal democracy or secularism?: Why I am not a secularist; Part 3.

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