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Secularism, Religion, and Democracy in Southeast Asia

Vidhu Verma and Aakash Singh Rathore


The return of religion is most paradoxical, as in many parts of the world that take pride in their modernity and economic success, religion is emerging as the strongest reason in national politics. In addition, it is increasingly acknowledged that organized religion is not disappearing or fading but might even be gaining new forms of assertions. However many Western governments are unable to recognise a language that formulates both spaces, the secular and religious, to build our modern identities. The essays proposed for this volume analyse this post-secular turn as it has evolved in the past ... More

Keywords: secularism, religion, democracy, culture, Islam, Buddhism, modernity, politics, state, traditions, practices, beliefs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780199496693
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199496693.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vidhu Verma, editor
Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Aakash Singh Rathore, series editor
Professor and International Fellow, Centre for Ethics and Global Politics-LUISS, Rome

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