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Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival

Susanna Mancini and Michel Rosenfeld


The global movement of culture and religion has brought about a serious challenge to traditional constitutional secularism. This challenge comes in the form of a political and institutional struggle against secular constitutionalism, and a two pronged assault on the very legitimacy and viability of the concept. On the one hand, constitutional secularism has been attacked as inherently hostile rather than neutral toward religion; and, on the other hand, constitutional secularism has been criticized as inevitably favouring one religion (or set of religions) over others. Chapters here provide acc ... More

Keywords: culture and religion, constitutional secularism, public sphere, women's equality, liberal state, education, freedom of speech

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199660384
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660384.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susanna Mancini, editor
Professor of Comparative Public Law, University of Bologna Law

Michel Rosenfeld, editor
Professor of Human Rights and Director, Program on Global and Comparative Constitutional Theory, Yeshiva University

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Susanna Mancini, and Michel Rosenfeld

Part I Theoretical Perspectives on the Conflicts between Secularism and Religion

Part II Religion, Secularism, and the Public Square

Part III Religion, Secularism, and Women’s Equality

Part IV Religious Perspectives and the Liberal State

15 Religious Marriage in a Liberal State

Gideon Sapir, and Daniel Statman

Part V The Confrontation between Secularism and Religion in Specific Contexts: Education and Free Speech

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