Democracy, Law and Religious Pluralism in Europe
Secularism and Post-Secularism
Edited by Ferran Requejo, Camil Ungureanu
Routledge – 2014 – 240 pages
The book focuses on a topical question: are the old secularist arrangements well-equipped to tackle the challenge of fast-growing religious pluralism? Or should we move to new post-secular arrangements that are fairer and more efficient in dealing with pluralism in Europe?
Offering an interdisciplinary approach that combines political theory and legal analysis, the authors tackle two interrelated facets of this controversial question, a theoretical and a practical one:
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of political theory, philosophy, religion and politics, European law, human rights, legal theory and socio-legal studies.
1. The faces of religious pluralism in Europe: theoretical and empirical perspectives Ferran Requejo and Camil Ungureanu Part 1: Theoretical Approaches: Secularism or Post-Secularism in Europe? 2. Religion, Secularism and the Modern State: Politico-Theological Reflections John Loughlin 3. Egalitarian Theories of Religious Freedom: A Sympathetic Critique Cécile Laborde 4. Religion, Gender and the Ambiguities of Choice Anne Phillips 5. Religious Pluralism in a Deliberative Democracy Cristina Lafont 6. The problems of liberal post-secularism Bernard Gagnon Part 2: From Theory to Practice: the ECtHR and Religion 7. Religious pluralism: the case of the European Court of Human Rights. Javier Martínez-Torrón 8. The ‘trilemma’ of the crucifix: beyond secularist and conservative self-complacencies Marisa Iglesias and Camil Ungureanu 9. The Right to Conscientious Objection on Religious Grounds Daniel Gamper 10. Feminism and Jurisprudential Developments involving Islam Ayelet Shachar 11. Concluding remarks: from theory to practice and back Ferran Requejo
Ferran Requejo is Professor of Political Science at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. He is director of the Research Group on Political Theory and the Research Group of Political Science. His main fields of research are theories of democracy, multicultural societies, federalism, political theory and political liberalism after World War II.
Camil Ungureanu is Lecturer in Political Theory at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Barcelona, Spain.