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A Secular Europe: Law and Religion in the European Constitutional Landscape

Lorenzo Zucca


How to accommodate diverse religious practices and laws within a secular framework is one of the most pressing and controversial problems facing contemporary European public order. This book argues that traditional models of secularism, focusing on the relationship of state and church, are out-dated and that only by embracing a new picture of what secularism means can Europe move forward in the public reconciliation of its religious diversity. The book develops a new model of secularism suitable for Europe as a whole. The new model of secularism is concerned with the way in which modern secula ... More

Keywords: secular, identity, diversity, neutrality, pluralism, religion, tolerance, toleration, Shari’a law, integration, accommodation, conflict, secularism, secularisation, ethics of diversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199592784
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592784.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lorenzo Zucca, author
Reader in Jurisprudence, King's College London