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By Cécile Laborde

the 1st accomplished research of the philosophical matters raised through the hijab controversy in France, this e-book additionally conducts a discussion among modern Anglo-American and French political thought and defends a innovative republican method to so-called multicultural conflicts in modern societies. It seriously assesses the legitimate republican philosophy of laïcité which imagined to justify the 2004 ban on spiritual symptoms in
schools. Laïcité is proven to surround a finished idea of republican citizenship, based on 3 beliefs: equality (secular neutrality of the general public sphere), liberty (individual autonomy and emancipation) and fraternity (civic loyalty to the neighborhood of citizens). difficult respectable interpretations of laïcité, the
book then places ahead a severe republicanism which doesn't help the hijab ban, but upholds a revised interpretation of 3 principal republican commitments: secularism, non-domination and civic team spirit. hence, it articulates a model of secularism which squarely addresses the matter of establishment bias - the truth that Western societies are traditionally now not impartial in the direction of all religions. It additionally defends a imaginative and prescient of girl emancipation which rejects the coercive paternalism
inherent within the rules of spiritual gown, but doesn't go away members unaided within the face of non secular and secular, patriarchal and ethnocentric domination. eventually, the publication outlines a conception of immigrant integration which locations the load of civic integration on simple socio-political institutions,
rather than on electorate themselves. serious republicanism proposes a wholly new method of the administration of non secular and cultural pluralism, focused at the pursuit of the revolutionary excellent of non-domination in present, non-ideal societies.

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