The Politics of Secularism: Religion, Diversity, and Institutional Change in France and Turkey by Andrew J. Mitchell, Peter Trawny
English | September 5th 2017 | ASIN: B072FNGPXG, ISBN: 0231181809 | 369 Pages | EPUB | 1.10 MB
Discussions of modernity—or alternative and multiple modernities—often hinge on the question of secularism, especially how it travels outside its original European context. Too often, attempts to answer this question either imagine a universal model derived from the history of Western Europe, which neglects the experience of much of the world, or emphasize a local, non-European context that limits the potential for comparison. In The Politics of Secularism, Murat Akan reframes the question of secularism, exploring its presence both outside and inside Europe and offering a rich empirical account of how it moves across borders and through time.