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Mapping the Legal Boundaries of Belonging: Religion and Multiculturalism from Israel to Canada

Rene Provost


This book argues that the intersection between religion, nationalism, and other vectors of difference in both Canada and Israel offers a revealing laboratory in which to examine multiculturalism in particular and the governance of diversity in general. For several decades, “culture” played a central role in challenging the liberal tradition. More recently, religion seems to have reemerged as the new central challenge facing Western liberal societies’ conception of multiculturalism. This book addresses the significance of the growing presence of “religion” in contemporary law and politics. If C ... More

Keywords: multiculturalism, diversity, governance, freedom of religion, liberalism, law, politics, Canada, Israel

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199383009
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rene Provost, editor
Faculty of Law, McGill University

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Caylee Hong and René Provost

Part One Multiculturalism and Western Secularism

Part Two Multiculturalism And Religious Freedom As Swords Or Shields

5 The Distinctiveness of Religious Liberty

VíCtor M. Muñiz-Fraticelli

Part Three Negotiating Identity Between State and Religion

7 Who Is a Jew and the Law

Daphne Barak-Erez

Part Four Whose Voice? Which Truth? One or Many?

Part Five Multiculturalism, Religion, And The Geography Of Power

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