Legitimacy Gap: Secularism, Religion, and Culture in Comparative Constitutional Law
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Legitimacy Gap: Secularism, Religion, and Culture in Comparative Constitutional Law|
Vincent Depaigne
Oxford University Press Academic 2017

  • A synthetic approach to the contemporary debates on secularism and religion
  • An overview of the constitutional legal issues related to religion, culture, and secularism
  • Original comparative approach (contrasting examples from Asia and Europe) that facilitates a better understanding of the secular-religious dynamics
  • A comprehensive overview of the most important theories of the modern state
  • Demonstrates how a better understanding of the cultural context can help policy makers understand how the secular and religious dimensions can be reconciled
  • Comparative approach that avoids the classical oppositions Islam-West, East-West but looks rather at how different models reconcile religion and secularism (also underlining the faults in each model)