Is Citizenship Secular?

ab 29,90 

Renée Wagenvoorde

Conceptualising the relation between religion and citizenship in contemporary Dutch society

ISBN 978-3-643-90683-0
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2015
Seiten 268
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Theorizing the Postsecular.

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Contemporary Western societies are undeniably diverse. This
diversity has led to polarised debates that often
concentrate on national identity. The present book argues
for a new approach, where more promising answers to the
serious question of plurality can be provided if we focus on
the broader notion of citizenship. The book draws the
reader towards one of the most delicate issues in these
debates: religion. Little is known about how the debates
over religion and citizenship intertwine. This study offers
an innovative contribution to the understanding of the
relationship between these important issues. Using the
Netherlands as a case study, the book combines dominant
lines of reasoning from political philosophical theories,
integration policies and (religious and non-religious)

Renée Wagenvoorde is research fellow at the
Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain,
University of Groningen.